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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Sociable
Start time: 1:09:09
End time: 1:10:11
Total duration: 0:01:02
Page #: 121
Measure #: 2
Scene: Reel 9
Key: Ab - Gb - A - C - Db - D - Eb - eb
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 96
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dinner music to establish the setting; light, bouncy melody with active strings and winds; turns minor at the end -- although the conversation is very pleasant, there is a dark undercurrent between Leslie and Howard, who know much more than the others
On-screen: Leslie and Robert meet with friends
Music annotations: [m. 4] grazioso / p; [m. 5] Come sopra Reel 6 orig. key; [m. 39] rall; [m. 40] in 4
Film annotations: [m. 42] Into Dialogue
Orchestration annotations: [m. 2] piano
Analysis: Although this is supposedly source music, it is constantly modulating and ends with a reverse picardy
Tags

64 chord | celebrating | dinner music | drinking | foreign key modulation | happy | home | husband | lawyer | leading lady | party | pump-up modulation | reverse picardy

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