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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Leslie > Variant: The Story > Instance: 0:13:14


Instance
Theme name: Leslie
Variant name: The Story
Start time: 0:13:14
End time: 0:13:28
Total duration: 0:00:14
Page #: 24
Measure #: 12
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: WT2 - WT1
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 72
Instrumentation: orchestra
Solo Instrument: oboe



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Description
Description: Quiet statement of Leslie theme, focusing just on the first part of the theme (with an oscillating minor third); it starts when she says she loves Robert
On-screen: Leslie gives her story
Music annotations: [m. 12] sempre accel; [m. 14] mp / E natural (intentional) / mp / p simile / Hugo! The whole sequence not loud but shimmery - [illegible]; [m. 16] accel e cresc / pp
Orchestration annotations: [m. 12] fl + vibraph / oboe / violas + horns / 2nd clar / bassoon / 2 celli; [m. 13] 2 celli / 2 bass (pizz) / 1 piano (pedal down); [m. 14] 6 viol + vibraph / 4 violas tremolo / celli; [m. 16] piano (let it ring)
Analysis: Harmonized with whole tone chords that are dissonant against the oscillating C-Eb in the melody
Tags

advance plot | changing meter | home | leading lady | lying | oscillation | recounting | tense | whole-tone chord

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