Instrumentation

0000 - 0000 - timp - perc(5): 2 BD/5 susp.cym/cyms/ch.cym/tom-t/tgl/4 tam-t/tamb/rototom/2 mcas/xyl/siz.cym/wind machine/SD/sand blocks - pno(2):(= harmonium or small organ+cel) - cimbalom - strings (6.6.6.6.4)

Availability

Full score and parts for hire

Programme Notes

Starring: Lillian Gish, Lars Hanson, Montagu Love Director: Victor Seastrom Production Company: MGM USA. 1928 Duration: 80 minutes Film Print: B&W print available from Photoplay Productions (Film Speed: 18-22 minutes per second) Premiere with Davis's score: 1983, London 37 Players: 0000 - 0000 - timp - perc(5) - pno duet (I=cel,II=harmonium) - cimbalom - strings (6.6.6.6.4) In one of her most powerful roles, Lillian Gish plays a sheltered Virginian girl who goes to live in the hostile and windy environment of the Texan prairies. The wind becomes one of the film's main protagonists. After she has killed the man who has raped her, the wind drives her mad by uncovering the body she has buried in the sand. The windswept setting is marvellously evoked by Carl Davis, not only with apt orchestral effects, but by an eerie and ominous Red Indian beat that builds to the terrifying climax of the storm.

Wind, The

La Filature, Scène nationale (Mulhouse, Alsace, France)

Orchestre symphonique de Mulhouse, Dirk Brossé

Wind, The

Cinema Vicino Teatro Giuseppe Verdi (Pordenone, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy)

Mitteleuropa Orchester, Carl Davis CBE

Wind, The

Clark State Performing Arts Center, Clark State Community College (Springfield , OH, USA)

Peter Stafford Wilson, Springfield Symphony

Wind, The

Auckland Civic Theatre (Auckland, New Zealand)

Auckland Philharmonia, Marc Taddei

Wind, The

No Venue (Den Haag, Netherlands)

Beethoven Academie, Carl Davis CBE