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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Leslie B > Variant: Appassionato > Instance: 0:19:26


Instance
Theme name: Leslie B
Variant name: Appassionato
Start time: 0:19:26
End time: 0:19:45
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 40
Measure #: 10
Scene: Reel 3 Part 2
Key: E - unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Appassionato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Passionate variant on the B part of Leslie's theme, with a chromatic extension as Leslie closes the blinds and begins packing
On-screen: Leslie closes the blinds
Music annotations: [m. 10] almost tutti (no brass) / enharmonic / a tempo / mf; [m. 12] poco / con moto / legato; [m. 15] rit / pp
Film annotations: [m. 10] Closes blinds
Orchestration annotations: [m. 10] W.W. divisi / 2 horns / 4 celli + violas / 2 horns + W.W. / timp / basses / bassons / piano; [m. 12] 2 divisi violas only / 2 fl + oboe / (celeste) and a little vibraphone / 4 celli / 4 violins / horns / harp gliss; [m. 13] 1 fl only (and cleste / 2 clar + E.H.; [m. 15] divisi
Analysis: Ends with a passage of rising linear chromaticism that creates dramatic tension
Tags

changing meter | dramatic | emotional | home | leading lady | linear chromaticism | love scene | sequence | walking

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