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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Funeral March > Instance: 1:17:18

Theme name: Funeral March
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn; arranged by Max Steiner
Start time: 1:17:18
End time: 1:18:06
Total duration: 0:00:48
Page #: 51
Measure #: 3
Scene: Reel 9
Key: e
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 72
Instrumentation: brass band

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Description: A brass band begins to play Mendelssohn's Funeral March (returning to the scene at the beginning of the film) for John's funeral procession; it overlaps slightly with the end of the Lullaby theme; this ending scene uses the same camera setups and shots as at the beginning of the film, but the dialogue and acting is all new; it acts as a nice bookend to the film
On-screen: John's funeral procession
Music annotations: [m. 3] as before; [m. 4] pp; [m. 10] change; [m. 12] etc. as before; [m. 16] or an 8va lower (as before)

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