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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Lullaby > Variant: Doloroso > Instance: 1:05:58

Theme name: Lullaby
Variant name: Doloroso
Start time: 1:05:58
End time: 1:06:23
Total duration: 0:00:25
Page #: 49
Measure #: 82
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: G - g
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Slowly (doloroso)
Instrumentation: strings

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Description: More tense and dark variant on the Lullaby theme as John is left alone with his wife Laura; John tells her he will never forgive her and the cue ends in minor
On-screen: John talks with his wife Laura
Music annotations: [m. 82] mp; [m. 84] sfz; [m. 86] rit molt
Film annotations: [m. 82] Laura and John alone (no dialogue); [m. 85] I'll never forgive you for this, Laura!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 84] all strings
Analysis: A flat 9 is added to the final dominant, preparing a reverse picardy from G major to G minor

9th chord | arguing | conflict | dark | leading man | leaving | reverse picardy | room | tense | wife