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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Plantation
Start time: 0:00:58
End time: 0:01:21
Total duration: 0:00:23
Page #: 3
Measure #: 18
Scene: Main Title
Key: C pentatonic
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 80
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: special group



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Description
Description: Establishes the exotic, somewhat primitive setting for the film (using rough open fifths and violent accents)
On-screen: Plantation sign
Music annotations: [m. 18] a tempo / sfp; [m. 19] sf / pp; [m. 20] morend; [m. 21] pp; [m. 22] p; [m. 23] morendo / ppp
Film annotations: [m. 18] Fade / Rubber Co.; [m. 20] Dripping starts; [m. 23] Pan shot starts / This overlaps Part 2
Orchestration annotations: [m. 18] div / 2 harps / soft bells / 1 piano / 1 celeste / 2 trpts / also vibraph / w.w. / str + horns / trb / celli / bassoon / piano + timp / gong; [m. 19] gong; [m. 22] harp only (one) / gong
Analysis: Harmonized with quintal chords over a C pedal (using a pentatonic collection)
Tags

calm | establish location | exotic | exoticism | gamelan | Indonesian music | open fifth | pentatonic | plantation | quintal chord | setting | sign | Singapore

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