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The Letter (1940)


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Instance
Theme name: Sociable
Variant name: Ending
Start time: 0:49:58
End time: 0:50:37
Total duration: 0:00:39
Page #: 90
Measure #: 54
Scene: Reel 6
Key: Bb - Db - D - Eb - eb
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 92
Marking: Allegretto (grazioso)
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Return to happy music when Howard asks Robert to take the girls to the movies; at the very end, as they leave, the mode turns to minor (darkening the mood)
On-screen: Pleasant conversation
Music annotations: [m. 54] enharmonic / as if nothing had happened!!!! / tempo I / p; [m. 56] one tone lower; [m. 58] orig. key; [m. 69] different!; [m. 70] a little slower / legato; [m. 71] div; [m. 73] rall; [m. 74] listesso / rall; [m. 76] pp
Film annotations: [m. 54] Bob - why don't you; [m. 58] We can find; [m. 65] Yes, darling; [m. 69] Allright then!; [m. 72] I'm sorry you can't; [m. 74] kiss; [m. 75] They exit; [m. 76] End of reel
Orchestration annotations: [m. 70] mostly str; [m. 72] 1 fl / harp / cel / piano / 1 clar; [m. 74] 6 viols / 6 viol / oboe / vibraph / violas / cell / 1 pizz; [m. 75] vibra; [m. 76] harp / cel / piano
Analysis: Returns to the B part, followed by a Coda; at the end there is a "reverse picardy," unexpectedly moving from I to i
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cheerful | conversing | dinner | foreign key modulation | happy | home | husband | lawyer | leading lady | reverse picardy

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