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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Native
Variant name: Uncut
Start time: NIF
End time: NIF
Total duration: NIF
Page #: 5
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 1 Part 2
Key: a dorian - G - a dorian
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 76
Marking: Molto Modto
Instrumentation: special group
Solo Instrument: English horn
Description
Description: Indonesian gamelan-style music to establish the Southeast-Asian location for the film; this version features an expanded central section that was not used in the film
Music annotations: [m. 1] mp; [m. 4] This is the "Me-Layem" orchestra - with a slight "overlap"!!! / "Moe"rendo; [m. 40] as in bar 20 etc.; [m. 43] come sopra
Film annotations: [m. 1] Tempo track; [m. 51] Shot
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] str div + celeste / cell / basses (piano); [m. 3] finger cymbals / 2 tomtoms (or timps) (also finger cymbals) / 4 drummers / one on gong; [m. 5] Cymbaloum [cimbalom] (or harp with paper) / marimba or Bali Bells (Frank is trying to get them); [m. 7] E.H. (Cue in alto flute, but give it to Bergh!); [m. 20] 2nd flute and vibrph (no motor) hard stick; [m. 21] small gong; [m. 25] oboe (cue in flute) also Bergh; [m. 33] E.H.; [m. 35] vibra + flute (no motor); [m. 39] s. gong; [m. 43] add / gong
Analysis: Pentatonic melodies with recurring melodic cells; harmonized with quintal chords
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cut from film | Dorian mode | exoticism | melodic cell | ostinato | pentatonic | quintal chord | setting

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