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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Lullaby > Variant: Quasi Appassionato > Instance: 0:54:24


Instance
Theme name: Lullaby
Variant name: Quasi Appassionato
Start time: 0:54:24
End time: 0:54:53
Total duration: 0:00:29
Page #: 29
Measure #: 76
Scene: Reel 6 Part 2
Key: unstable - F
Meter: 12/8
Tempo (bpm): 96
Marking: Quasi appassionato
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: A passionate variant on the Lullaby theme, using the same rhythms but with a different melodic shape
On-screen: John expresses his love for Vergie
Music annotations: [m. 76] quasi appassionato / mf; [m. 78] molto rit; [m. 79] dolce; [m. 84] f / poco rall; [m. 85] p subito / rall
Film annotations: [m. 76] "Oh, I see! Oh Vergie! How can you go on like this?"; [m. 77] "All the sorrow and waiting!" etc; [m. 79] "It's love!"; [m. 80] Must this heartache remain etc; [m. 84] My world ends right - there!; [m. 86] It's got to end there!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 79] harp; [m. 81] horn + celli; [m. 85] harp; [m. 86] str
Analysis: The altered melody is presented over unstable half-diminished chords, then fragmented; the texture thickens as it moves towards a stable F major
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conversing | direct modulation | dissonant bass | fragmentation | half-diminished 7th chord | leading lady | leading man | love scene | outside | passionate | secret love | secret lover

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