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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: Molto Agitato
Start time: 1:15:28
End time: 1:15:45
Total duration: 0:00:17
Page #: 124D
Measure #: 17
Scene: Reel 9 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 112
Marking: Molto agitato
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Agitated version of the Leslie theme using parallel dissonances and leading chromatically upwards to a dramatic climax as Robert argues with Leslie
On-screen: Robert argues with Leslie
Music annotations: [m. 17] sf / screwy and rather lightly (transparent) / p; [m. 21] sf; [m. 22] sf; [m. 23] f / sf / p subito / mf / piano tremolos will fix the low Db
Film annotations: [m. 17] He turns quickly; [m. 18] Leslie, you know; [m. 21] How should I know?; [m. 23] What do you mean Robert?
Orchestration annotations: [m. 17] W.W. / str (tremolo) / pianos (pedal) + bass pizz; [m. 22] 3 horns + 2 trb?? / viol; [m. 23] timp solo
Analysis: Parallel (027) and (026) trichords create constant oscillation between (0157) and (02469) sonorities, rising in a tense sequence over pedals on A, Db, F, and B
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arguing | chromatic parallelism | conflict | distress | home | husband | lawyer | leading lady | oscillation | pc set | sequence | tense

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