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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

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Theme name: London Bridge is Falling Down
Composer: Unknown; arranged by Max Steiner
Start time: 0:03:31
End time: 0:03:37
Total duration: 0:00:06
Page #: 10
Measure #: 71
Scene: Main title
Key: D
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 168
Marking: Allegretto
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds

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Description: The strings play a fun and lively version of "London Bridge" as children play in the town square
On-screen: Children dancing in a circle
Music annotations: [m. 71] allegretto / Bernard: I want to go from the 'sombre' chimes to bright bells!! verstehst! / sfz / mf / pizz
Film annotations: [m. 71] Children playing
Orchestration annotations: [m. 71] orch / W.W. / str / glockenspiel triangel celeste etc / oboe / bassoon; [m. 73] W.W.
Analysis: The strings play the tune in parallel diatonic triads over a dominant pedal tone

cheerful | child | children's song | dancing | establish setting | parallelism | park | pedal tone | playing