The Gold Rush (1925)

by Charles Chaplin
Music composed by Charles Chaplin in 1942 when he edited the film slightly, took out the title-cards and added a narration to the film, thus making it a sound film.
Score restored and adapted for live performance to fit the original silent 1925 version (with re-inserted title cards) by Timothy Brock


A calm and content Little Tramp seeks his fortune in the hidden gold mines of the Klondike. All calm is quickly lost, however, when another prospector, just as famished as he is, begins mistaking him for a giant chicken. In this world where shoe laces become spaghetti and bread rolls become ballet shoes, Chaplin, the alchemist, turns gold into poetry.

Technical Specifications

Copyright of both original and revised scores: Roy Export Company Establishment and Bourne Co. All rights reserved.


new score restoration by Timothy Brock 2007

Reduced Orchestration

Music by Charles Chaplin
Chamber orchestra version compiled by Timothy Brock 2007
Available for very small venues and/or local cultural organisations with low funding. Not available for venues seating more than 700

15 players

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