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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Robert and Leslie
Variant name: Triste
Start time: 0:42:17
End time: 0:42:31
Total duration: 0:00:14
Page #: 84
Measure #: 54
Scene: Reel 5 Part 2
Key: Db
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 60
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Another statement of the Robert and Leslie theme, but this time with an added chromatic descending motive, perhaps related to the Deception motif
On-screen: Leslie and Howard talk about her husband
Music annotations: [m. 56] in 6 / p; [m. 59] morendo; [m. 61] ppp / pp
Film annotations: [m. 56] And after the trial / [m. 57] He turns; [m. 58] I'm going to save your neck!; [m. 59] But if he
Orchestration annotations: [m. 56] add celli 8va lower / add basses etc / basses; [m. 57] E.H. + bassoon / also viols / add trbs / horn / also timp / gong; [m. 58] 1 trb one hat continue; [m. 59] div / most brass out; [m. 60] solo violins / cel + vibraph
Analysis: Appoggiaturas and suspensions create a series of sigh-like gestures; begins with a III# chromatic mediant
Tags

advance plot | appoggiatura | calm | chromatic mediant | crying | hospital | lawyer | leading lady | letter | love theme | resolution | sigh gesture | somber | suspension | tender

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