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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Lullaby + Here Comes the Bride > Instance: 1:10:07

Theme names: Lullaby + Here Comes the Bride
Composer: Richard Wagner; arranged by Max Steiner
Start time: 1:10:07
End time: 1:11:55
Total duration: 0:01:48
Page #: NIS
Measure #: NIS
Scene: not in score
Key: A - F# - A
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 60
Instrumentation: strings
Solo Instrument: harp

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Description: Steiner deftly combines the Wedding March with the Lullaby theme in this wedding scene; the cue is played tenderly and slowly, with the camera moving back and forth between the actual wedding and Vergie picturing the wedding in her mind and smiling; the only markings for this in the manuscript are at the end of Reel 8 Part 1 (page 39), which provides the first 2 measures and the final 2 measures with some brief descriptions of what to play in between - however, only "Here Comes the Bride" is mentioned, nothing about combining it with the Lullaby
On-screen: Vergie imagines the wedding
Music annotations: [m. 1] f / in A major 84 bars as marked / last bar arpeggio and fade out / rall / fade out
Film annotations: [m. 1] The wedding
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] This should be a string quintet with harp or piano only. 5 or 6 men at the most
Analysis: Steiner sketches out the beginning and ending of this cue on page 7 of Reel 8 Part I, but doesn't include any of the parts where the themes are combined, and the parts we have differ a bit from what is in the film

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