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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Kuckuck, Kuckuck > Instance: 0:03:43

Theme name: Kuckuck, Kuckuck
Composer: Unknown; arranged by Max Steiner
Start time: 0:03:43
End time: 0:03:48
Total duration: 0:00:05
Page #: 11
Measure #: 87
Scene: Main title
Key: Bb
Meter: 3/8
Tempo (bpm): 96
Marking: Allegro
Instrumentation: woodwinds, brass

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Description: Winds play a German children's song called "Cuckoo, Cuckoo" as an old-fashioned car drives by, followed by a horse and wagon, establishing the time as being in the early 1900s
On-screen: An old car drives by
Music annotations: [m. 87] cuckoo! / mf; [m. 94] cres / full
Film annotations: [m. 94] Street scene (not by Newman)
Analysis: This quotation ends with an extended upbeat moving towards the key of Eb

cheerful | child | children's song | common-chord modulation | dancing | establish setting | establish time | park | playing