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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Mrs. Hammond
Variant name: Slowly
Start time: 0:57:27
End time: 0:58:08
Total duration: 0:00:41
Page #: 111
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 7 Part 4
Key: f# pentatonic / B
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 56
Marking: Slowly (Mysterioso)
Instrumentation: special group



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Description
Description: Mrs. Hammond's theme played simply on oriental instruments (monophonically); slow and mysterious
On-screen: Howard and Leslie walk into the back room
Music annotations: [m. 1] p / repeat ad lib / (To be recorded with reverberations); [m. 2] p; [m. 9] This goes into the glass tinkling I told you about. (Pewee plays this on the Siamese flute - am only cueing oboe + flute in for safety)
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] cue oboe or flute; [m. 2] celeste actual sound / [illegible] cymbal / harp + piano (pedal / gong / one bass pizz; [m. 5] T.C.; [m. 7] T.C.
Analysis: The harmonization is dissonant, ending with a quintal chord using a tritone (F-C-Gb)
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antagonist | Chinatown | Chinese | Chinese | conflict | lawyer | leading lady | mysterious | pentatonic | quintal chord | shop | walking

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