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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


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Instance
Theme name: Funeral March
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn; arranged by Max Steiner
Start time: 0:01:12
End time: 0:02:32
Total duration: 0:01:20
Page #: 4
Measure #: 31
Scene: Main title
Key: e
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 72
Instrumentation: brass band



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Description
Description: Overlapping with the end of Lullaby is the beginning of Mendelssohn's Funeral March (replacing E major with E minor) as we see a funeral procession on-screen; Steiner's setting is a faithful representation of Mendelssohn's piano piece, orchestrated for brass band
On-screen: A funeral march
Music annotations: [m. 31] pp; [m. 32] f; [m. 34] mf; [m. 35] tranquillo e lagato / copied [illegible]; [m. 38] p; [m. 40] dim; [m. 43] copied [illegible]; [m. 45] cresc; [m. 46] al; [m. 47] ff; [m. 49] ff; [m. 50] poco rall / ff; [m. 51] ff; [m. 52] ff; [m. 54] sfz / ff
Film annotations: [m. 32] Funeral; [m. 51] Vergie in jail
Orchestration annotations: [m. 31] orche / brass band; [m. 33] o / brass band; [m. 34] mf; [m. 36] o / bb [repeated every line]; [m. 37] sfz; [m. 38] p; [m. 51] harp
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altered dominant | brass band | classical music | crowd | establish place | funeral | funeral march | marching | mode change | on-screen music | parallel 63s | pedal tone | performer | secondary dominant | somber | source music | street | watching

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