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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Andante Doloroso
Start time: 0:15:53
End time: 0:16:09
Total duration: 0:00:16
Page #: 35
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: unstable - c#
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 56
Marking: Andante Doloroso
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dark, sinister music in the lower registers of the orchestra as some men walk outside to see Hammond's dead body; low-voiced stingers as the camera shows the body
On-screen: Men go to look at dead body
Music annotations: [m. 1] 8va lower / mp; [m. 3] molto accell / loco / use both hands / accel; [m. 4] tempo I / mf; [m. 5] mf
Film annotations: [m. 1] Cue: XXX; [m. 2] Unlocks door; [m. 3] Pan starts down to body; [m. 4] The body
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] 2nd pianos / 1st pianos (pedal down) / R.H. / L.H. / 2 celli / 1 clar / 2 celli divisi / bassoon + 3 cl; [m. 3] 2 horns added / trbs hats added / basses / tuba / 1 trb (bass 3) add; [m. 4] gong; [m. 5] 2 celli / 2 basses
Analysis: Ends with a motive from Leslie's theme
Tags

advance plot | dark | death | murder | parallelism | plantation | reveal | servant | sinister | walking

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