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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Mrs. Hammond
Variant name: Grandioso
Start time: 0:53:54
End time: 0:54:15
Total duration: 0:00:21
Page #: 101
Measure #: 56
Scene: Reel 7 Part 1
Key: bb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 60
Instrumentation: special group



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Description
Description: Mrs. Hammond's music is played as Leslie and Howard drive towards their meeting with her; orchestrated using divisi strings, pianos, and celesta
On-screen: Leslie approaches the car
Music annotations: [m. 56] harmonics / we'll use 3 piano players / You can use Novachord if you want - (I told Leo and it's O.K.)
Film annotations: [m. 59] The car starts / This connects with part 2
Orchestration annotations: [m. 56] 12 viol divisi / celeste harps + vibra / col violins 8va lower / 2 pianos
Analysis: Parallel open fifths over a dominant pedal
Tags

antagonist | Chinese | Chinese | driving | lawyer | leading lady | mysterious | open fifth | parallel fifths | pedal tone | pentatonic | plantation | transition

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