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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: Delicato
Start time: 0:21:46
End time: 0:22:26
Total duration: 0:00:40
Page #: 45
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 3 Part 3
Key: D- eb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: Delicate variant of Leslie theme featuring a soft solo flute voice over a shimmering string ostinato; delicate music like the needlepoint that they are admiring (made by Leslie before the crime); the music turns dark when Howard wants to ask Leslie a question about the murder, and darkness almost overtakes the shimmering by the end of the cue
On-screen: Men admire needlepoint
Music annotations: [m. 1] mysterioso / legato / pp / p; [m. 10] ten / rit
Film annotations: [m. 7] Oh Leslie!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] 4 violins + celeste / sord / vibraphone; [m. 2] oboe solo + fl; [m. 4] E.H. + clar / vibraph; [m. 7] 8 viol + celeste / vibraph / fl / bassoon / harp / 4 cell divisi + 2 horns / basses div / gong; [m. 8] 4 violas + E.H.; [m. 9] gong
Analysis: Ends with a dissonant polychord
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advance plot | changing meter | conversing | delicate | foreign key modulation | gentle | home | lacework | lawyer | leading lady | minor-major 7th chord | oscillation | polychord | sequence

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