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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: Dark
Start time: 0:16:09
End time: 0:16:38
Total duration: 0:00:29
Page #: 36
Measure #: 6
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 52
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Bassoons, winds, and low instruments play a dark version of the Leslie theme as they look at Hammond's dead body
On-screen: Men look at dead body
Music annotations: [m. 6] mysterioso / mp / rubato / pp; [m. 7] Lets use two bassoons!!; [m. 8] a tempo; [m. 9] pp
Film annotations: [m. 6] Lawyer stoops
Orchestration annotations: [m. 6] 2 bassoons soli / 2 clar (subtone) 3 / vibraphone / 2 horns; [m. 9] let it ring
Analysis: Dissonant harmonies ([0148] sonorities, or major 7ths with a sharp 5th) used in chromatic parallelism
Tags

advance plot | augmented major 7th chord | changing meter | chromatic parallelism | creeping | dark | death | dissonant bass | investigating | murder | pc set | plantation | servant | shadow | sinister

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