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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Creeping
Start time: 0:16:38
End time: 0:16:50
Total duration: 0:00:12
Page #: 37
Measure #: 10
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: g - b
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 88
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: special group



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Description
Description: Sneaky, creeping music as man sneaks across the screen, using ringing instruments to create an exotic sound
On-screen: Man creeping in the dark
Music annotations: [m. 10] harmonics / delicato / very light and [rest of sentence cut off] / pp / (Hugo: may be a little vibra might help); [m. 12] ominous + "Chinoise!" Comprenez vous??) Not Keenoarse!!!; [m. 14] harmonics / mp; [m. 17] pp
Film annotations: [m. 10] Boy sneaks off
Orchestration annotations: [m. 10] 1st harp / 1st piano / also celeste (Phil Score can play it) / 2nd piano (pedal down) + 2nd harp / large tomtom (or timp) / gong / 1 bassoon; [m. 17] vibra
Analysis: Open parallel fifths are used, with hints of the Locrian mode (b2 and b5), first over a G pedal, then over a B pedal
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advance plot | creeping | exoticism | Locrian mode | mickey-mousing | open fifth | parallel fifths | parallelism | pedal tone | plantation | sequential modulation | servant | sneaky

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