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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Lullaby > Variant: Military Band > Instance: 0:45:45

Theme name: Lullaby
Variant name: Military Band
Start time: 0:45:45
End time: 0:45:52
Total duration: 0:00:07
Page #: 19
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 6 Part 1
Key: G
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 96
Marking: Allegro modto
Instrumentation: brass

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Description: As part of a montage of newspaper headlines that Vergie is paging through, we hear a bold brass statement of the Lullaby theme and the year "1915" flashes on the screen; the first newspaper headline reads "Shadwell Elected Senator"
On-screen: Newspaper montage
Music annotations: [m. 1] Bernard: You can use the entire main title orchestra, if you wish! on acc. (of 3 bars military band) etc. / allegro modto / f; [m. 3] ff
Film annotations: [m. 1] The scrapbook
Orchestration annotations: [m.. 1] timp etc; [m. 2] brass
Analysis: Triadic harmonization over a tremolo dominant pedal

64 chord | fanfare | leading man | love interest | montage | pedal tone | politician | soldier | triumphant