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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


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Instance
Theme name: Everybody's Doing It Now
Composer: Irving Berlin; arranged by Max Steiner
Start time: 0:03:48
End time: 0:04:07
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 12
Measure #: 95
Scene: Main title
Key: Eb
Meter: 2/2
Tempo (bpm): 92
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: An Irving Berlin song from 1911 is played as the camera moves through the busy street with its horses and buggies, helping to establish the time and place
On-screen: Horses and buggies in a small town street
Music annotations: [m. 95] mf / This whole sequence not brassy, but rather charming! (Nancy - so to speak); [m. 96] sfz / sfz; [m. 98] sf / sf; [m. 103] f / tutti; [m. 104] poco dim; [m. 105] listesso tempo / poco rall; [m. 106] rit / dim
Film annotations: [m. 105] Vergie Winters / Store
Orchestration annotations: [m. 97] bass pizz; [m. 98] horn?? / basses pizz; [m. 102] harp; [m. 103] harp; [m. 106] harp
Analysis: Common-tone diminished sevenths embellish the tune; the cue ends with a deceptive resolution, then an arpeggiated dominant as a transition to Lullaby
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altered dominant | buggy | common-tone diminished 7th | deceptive resolution | driving | establish setting | establish time | horse | playful | popular song | riding | street

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