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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Mrs. Hammond
Variant name: Mysterioso
Start time: 0:56:29
End time: 0:57:04
Total duration: 0:00:35
Page #: 109
Measure #: 13
Scene: Reel 7 Part 3
Key: D pentatonic / C - Bb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 63
Marking: Modto (Sehr Mysterioso)
Instrumentation: special group



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Description
Description: Mrs. Hammond's theme comes in quietly and mysteriously
On-screen: Howard and Leslie wait in the shop
Music annotations: [m. 13] pp / p; [m. 14] morendo / pp; [m. 16] a tempo / p / hold vibraph (as long as possible (no rolling) / pp; [m. 19] simile; [m. 20] rall
Orchestration annotations: [m. 13] harp + 1 piano (normal soft pedal) soli / vibraph / 2 bassoons / b clar only remain; [m. 15] 2nd piano + gong soli / 1 cello (sord) / 1 bass; [m. 16] 1st fl (delicato) / 2 clar subtone / harp only (harmonics) / hold vibraph (as long as possible (no rolling)); [m. 19] vibraph
Analysis: The melody is in D pentatonic over a pedal on C, then Bb
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antagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | Chinese | exotic | lawyer | leading lady | mysterious | open fifth | parallel fifths | parallelism | pedal tone | pentatonic | shop | tense | transition | waiting

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