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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Lullaby > Variant: Harp Solo > Instance: 1:03:33

Theme name: Lullaby
Variant name: Harp Solo
Start time: 1:03:33
End time: 1:04:31
Total duration: 0:00:58
Page #: 43
Measure #: 29
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: Eb
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 48
Marking: Slowly
Instrumentation: strings
Solo Instrument: harp

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Description: A solo harp (later joined by strings) plays a lilting triple-meter variant of the Lullaby theme
On-screen: John tells Joan about her parents
Music annotations: [m. 29] slowly / May be you'd better cue it in for strings, in case it "don't" work / pp; [m. 36] rall; [m. 37] a tempo; [m. 45] rit; [m. 47] morendo / rall
Film annotations: [m. 29] Darling, we adopted you etc; [m. 32] "Who are my father and mother?"; [m. 37] "And my mother?" / Tell the child about her mother!; [m. 41] She was a brave, kind, unselfish woman!; [m. 43] "Are they living?"; [m. 44] Yes, they are; [m. 46] That you forget them; [m. 47] Well, Ranny does this matter to you?
Orchestration annotations: [m. 29] harp solo (all alone); [m. 36] so. violin; [m. 37] harp / cello; [m. 39] viola
Analysis: This variant features some harmonic differences and an altered texture; the cue ends with a deceptive cadence then tonicizes the dominant, followed by a perfect authentic cadences

conflict | daughter | deceiving | deceptive resolution | leading man | love interest | lullaby | lying | revealing | room | secondary dominant | surprise | tender | wife