Directed by: C. Chaplin
Writing credits: C.Chaplin
Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Kitty Bradbury, Mack Swain, Loyal Underwood
Genre: comedy
Country: U.S.
Running time: 50 mins.  


Instrumentation List

The Pilgrim (1923)

Music composed by Charles Chaplin (1959)
Musical associate: Eric James
Restored for live performance by Timothy Brock (2002)
50 minutes

2 Flutes (II dbl. picc.)
Oboe (dbl. e. horn)
2 Clarinets
Bassoon
-
2 Horns
3 Trumpets
2 Trombones
Tuba
-
Percussion (2 players)
Harp
Guitar
Accordion
Piano (dbl. Celesta)
-
Strings: 8.6.6.4.2 (min: 6.4.4.2.1)

List of Percussion:
Timpani
Snare drum
Bass drum
Tom-tom
Wood Block
Temple Blocks
Large cymbal
Suspended cymbal
Choke cymbal
Triangle
Glockenspiel
Xylophone
Vibraphone

Instrumentation List

The Pilgrim (1923) for small orchestra (13 players)

Music composed by Charles Chaplin (1959)
Reduced orchestra version by Timothy Brock (2004)
50 minutes

Flute (dbl. picc.)
Clarinet in B-flat
Bassoon
Trumpet in B-flat
Trombone
Percussion (one player):
snare drum, bass drum, choke cymb, sus. cymb, castanets,
triangle, temple blks, wood blk, glockenspiel (ad lib.)
Piano
Accordion
Violin I
Violin II
Viola
Violoncello
Contrabass


Article:

The Chaplin Revue

Written during the composer’s middle period, it stands as a unique work. The Chaplin Revue is his first silent-film score written after his exile from the United States, and Chaplin now had the opportunity to spend more time composing after completing A King In New York in 1957. This was also the first score he wrote with his new musical associate, Eric James, with whom he ultimately had an 18-year collaboration. At age 70, it is from this point onward that Chaplin devoted much of his time to being a composer until his death in 1977...

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