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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: Shimmery
Start time: 0:02:57
End time: 0:03:37
Total duration: 0:00:40
Page #: 11
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 1 Part 3
Key: a - ab - unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Main theme stated two times with a violent stinger before the second as we see the dead body; ends with a descending bass line and drone
On-screen: Leslie stands over the dead body
Music annotations: [m. 1] shimmery; [m. 2] rit / mf / sf; [m. 4] slowly / molto expressivo / simile; [m. 5] accel / ral / mp; [m. 6] rit; [m. 7] funereal / sfz; [m. 8] lunga
Film annotations: [m. 1] ] Cue: XXX; [m. 2] Shadows; [m. 3] Body; [m. 4] Moon; [m. 8] They all stop / Thats Mr. Hammond
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] oboe and ? / str div (W.W. vibraphone); [m. 2] gong; [m. 4] trb + horn / bells; [m. 5] 1 E.H. / 1 cello; [m. 7] trbs / horns etc. / 2 pianos + continue bassoon; [m. 8] gong
Analysis: Theme repeated in a descending sequence (slipping down from a minor to ab minor); ends with parallel descending 43 chords in a very low register
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cloud | death | half-diminished 7th chord | home | moon | murder | murderer | murder scene | mysterious | oscillation | parallelism | plantation | sequence | suspension | watching

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