Film Concerts – Great music for small orchestra:

Repertoire in conformity with Covid-19 regulations

Music is our passion. But how can we keep music alive in these times? Matching great music with safe performance practices is now essential. With this idea in mind, we have prepared for you a dynamic repository of works that are compatible with the most common Covid-19 regulations.

Film Concerts with a
duration under 90 minutes
orchestrated for less than 48 musicians

If you don’t find what you are looking for, we’ll be happy to assist you! Drop a line to: welcome@filmphilharmonie.de

A DOG’S LIFE (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1918)
Comedy

Music: Charles Chaplin (1959), arr. by Timothy Brock (2003)
Instrumentation: 1.0.1.1 – 0.1.1.0 – 1perc – pno – str
Musicians: 13
Duration: 38 min. 

ALICE FIREFIGHTER I ALICE HELPS THE ROMANCE I ALICE IN THE WOOLY WEST (Walt Disney, USA, 1926-1928)
Animation

Music: Paul Dessau
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1.1/asx.0 – 0.1.1.0 – 2 perc (incl. Timp) – pno – {bjo} – str 3.2.0.1.1
Musicians: 16
Duration: 7 min. each film

AN ANDALUSIAN DOG (Luis Buñuel, France, 1928)
Avant-garde

Music: Richard Wagner and Arie Malando
Instrumentation: 2.1.2.1 – 2.2.btbn.0 – tmp.3perc – str 7.6.5.4.3
Musicians: 40
Duration: 15 min.

BATTLESHIP POTEMKIN (Sergei M. Eisenstein, Russia, 1925)
Drama/War

Music: Edmund Meisel, adapted by Helmut Imig
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1/ca.1.0 – 1.2.1.0 – timp.2perc – pno – str 8.7.6.5.4
Musicians: 31
Duration: 75 min.

BERLIN. DIE SINFONIE DER GROßSTADT (Walter Ruttmann, Germany, 1927)
Documentary/Avant-garde

Music: Edmund Meisel, adapted by Mark Andreas Schlingensiepen
Instrumentation: 2.2.2+asx.1 – 2.1.1.0 – 2perc – pno – db
Musicians: 16
Duration: 65 min.

CARMEN (Cecil B. DeMille, USA, 1915)
Opera/Drama

Music: Georges Bizet, arr. by Samuel Roxy Rothafel & Hugo Riesenfeld
Instrumentation: 1.0.2.0 – 0.2.1.0 – timp.2perc – pno – str 2.2.2.2.1
Musicians: 19
Duration: 65 min.

EASY STREET (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1917)
Comedy

Music: Carl Davis
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1.2.1 – 2.1.1.0 – 2perc – pno –str5tet
Musicians: 16-17
Duration: 23 min.

FRANKENSTEIN (James Whale, USA, 1931)
Horror/Science fiction

Music: Michael Shapiro
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 – 1.1.1.1 – timp.1perc – pno/synth – str5tet
Musicians: 15, adaptable into a theater orchestra version (25-35 players)
Duration: 71 min.

HOW TO MAKE MOVIES (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1918)
Comedy/Documentary

Music: Carl Davis
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1.1/Escl+1/asx.1 – 2.3.1.0 – timp.1perc – pno/cel/hrm – str 5.5.2.2.1
Musicians: 29
Duration: 13 min.

IM KAMPF MIT DEM BERGE (Arnold Fanck, Germany, 1921)
Documentary/Adventure

Music: Paul Hindemith, adapted by Frank Strobel
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1.1.0 − 0.1.1.0 − timp.3perc – pno.harm − str 5.4.0.3.2(1)
Musicians: 24
Duration: 61 min.

SHOULDER ARMS (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1918)
Comedy

Music: Charles Chaplin (1959), restored for live performance by Timothy Brock (2004)
Instrumentation: picc.0.1.1 – 0.1.1.0 – 1perc – pno – str
Musicians: 12
Duration: 47 min.

STEAMBOAT BILL, JR. (Charles Reisner/Buster Keaton, USA, 1928)
Comedy/Slapstick

Music: Timothy Brock
Instrumentation: 1+1/picc.1/ca.1+1/bcl.1 – 2.3.2.1/ssph – timp.3perc – hp – bjo – str 10.8.0.4.3
Musicians: 45
Duration: 71 min.

SYLVESTER (Lupu Pick, Germany, 1923/1924)
Drama

Music: Klaus Pringsheim
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.0 – 0.1.0.0 – timp.3perc – pno.harm – str 10.8.0.4.3
Musicians: 35
Duration: 79 min.

TARTUFFE (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Germany, 1925)
Comedy

Music: Giuseppe Becce
Instrumentation: 1+1/pic.2.2.1+1/cbsn – 2.2.1.0 – timp.2perc – hp – str
Musicians: 47
Duration: 69 min.

THE ADVENTURER (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1917)
Comedy

Music: Carl Davis
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1.2.1 – 2.1.1.0 – 2perc – pno –str5tet
Musicians: 16-17
Duration: 20 min.

THE ADVENTURES OF PRINCE ACHMED (Lotte Reiniger, Germany, 1926)
Animation/Fantasy

Music: Wolfgang Zeller, adapted by Jens Schubbe (2017)
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.1 – 1.0.0.0 – timp.2perc – pno/org/cel – str 2.2.2.2.1
Musicians: 18
Duration: 66 min.

THE CURE (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1917)
Comedy

Music: Carl Davis
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1.2.1 – 2.1.1.0 – 2perc – pno –str5tet
Musicians: 16-17
Duration: 23 min.

THE GOLD RUSH (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1925)
Comedy

Music: Charles Chaplin (1942), restored for live performance by Timothy Brock (2007)
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1/ca.1/bcl.1 – 1perc – pno/cel – 2.2.2.2.1 – {acc}
Musicians: 15
Duration: 88 min.

THE IMMIGRANT (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1917)
Comedy

Music: Carl Davis
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1/ca.2.1 – 2.1.1.0 – 2perc (incl. Timp) – pno – hp* – str5tet * alternative piano part available with harp cues
Musicians: 18
Duration: 25 min.

THE KID (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1921)
Comedy/Drama

Music: Charles Chaplin (1971), restored for live performance by Timothy Brock (2007)
Instrumentation: 1/picc.1{/ca}.1.1 – 1.0.0.0 – 1perc – pno – str 2.2.2.2.1
Musicians: 16
Duration: 60 min.

DER LETZTE MANN (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, Germany, 1924)
Drama/Kammerspielfilm

Music: Giuseppe Becce, arranged by Detlev Glanert (2002)
Instrumentation: 1+1/picc.1+1/ca.2.1+1/cbn – 2.2.1.0 – timp.2perc – pno.harm – str
Musicians: 48
Duration: 88 min.

THE PILGRIM (Charles Chaplin, USA, 1923)
Comedy

Music: Charles Chaplin (1959), restored for live performance by Timothy Brock (2002)
Instrumentation: 1+1/picc.1/ca.2.1 – 2.3.2.1 – 2perc (incl. Timp) – pno/cel – hp.gtr – acc – str 8.8.6.4.2
Musicians: 48
Duration: 50 min.

THE SNOWMAN (Dianne Jackson, UK, 1982)
Drama/Fantasy

Music: Howard Blake 
Instrumentation: 2/picc.1/ca.1+1/bcl.1 – 2.1.0.0 – 2perc – pno/cel – hp – str 4.4.2.2.1 – boy soprano
Musicians: 29
Duration: 26 min.

THE TREASURE (Georg Wilhelm Pabst, Germany, 1922)
Drama

Music: Max Deutsch
Instrumentation: 1.1.1.0 – 0.1.1.0 – timp.2perc.pno.harmonium – strings 4.4.0.3.2
Musicians: 23
Duration: 79 min.

THE WOMAN ONE LONGS FOR (Kurt Bernhardt, Germany, 1929)
Melodrama featuring Marlene Dietrich

Music: Pascal Schumacher (2011)
Instrumentation: 1/picc.0.2/bcl.0 – 1.0.1.1 – timp.2perc – hp – str
Musicians: 19-45
Duration: 77 min.