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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Runners
Start time: 0:05:14
End time: 0:05:45
Total duration: 0:00:31
Page #: 17
Measure #: 12
Scene: Reel 1 Part 4
Key: c - c# - unstable
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 120
Marking: Allegro
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Exciting running music as workers run to tell people about the murder; laden with rising chromatic sequences
On-screen: Workers run through jungle
Music annotations: [m. 12] tutti; [m. 18] sf / sf; [m. 19] gliss; [m. 20] 1/2 tone higher; [m. 28] loco; [m. 29] col; [m. 34] modto / p subito
Film annotations: [m. 12] House boys run; [m. 20] He stops; [m. 24] Dissolve to automobile
Orchestration annotations: [m. 12] W.W. / all str / pianos (trpts, W.W.) / trbs / horn / pianos / celli / timp / gong
Analysis: Rising chromatic parallelism (using parallel major seventh chords) creates excitement in this action scene
Tags

action scene | chromatic parallelism | dramatic | heroic | jungle | running | sequential modulation | servant | tense

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