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The Letter (1940)


Home > Film: The Letter > Theme: Robert and Leslie > Variant: Tragic > Instance: 1:16:14


Instance
Theme name: Robert and Leslie
Variant name: Tragic
Start time: 1:16:14
End time: 1:16:36
Total duration: 0:00:22
Page #: 124G
Measure #: 37
Scene: Reel 9 Part 2
Key: unstable - ab
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 63
Marking: Slowly
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Very somber, mournful version of the Robert and Leslie theme as Leslie tells Howard to let Bob see the letter
On-screen: Leslie tells Howard to give Robert the letter
Music annotations: [m. 37] mf / expressivo; [m. 38] a tempo / p; [m. 40] tragic / mf / in 6 / delicato; [m. 41] p; [m. 42] pp; [m. 43] morendo; [m. 44] to Reel 10 Part I
Film annotations: [m. 38] He turns to lawyer; [m. 41] Puts letter in Crosby hand; [m. 42] He reads; [m. 44] What does it mean?
Orchestration annotations: [m. 37] 12 viol / violas / celli; [m. 38] 2 fl + vibraph + celeste / trbs? / bass / harp; [m. 41] 1 clar [illegible performer name, possibly Cayla] / 1 bassoon (Fritz) + vibraph (or Hammond organ, I don't want this "pretty"); [m. 42] gong; [m. 43] harp (harmonics)
Analysis: Unlike the other instances of this theme, this one does not resolve to a tonic
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conflict | home | husband | lawyer | leading lady | letter | love theme | reading | somber | tense

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