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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Old Lavender > Variant: Allegretto > Instance: 1:04:31


Instance
Theme name: Old Lavender
Variant name: Allegretto
Start time: 1:04:31
End time: 1:04:45
Total duration: 0:00:14
Page #: 45
Measure #: 48
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: G - Eb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 168
Marking: Allegretto
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: The cheerful love theme for Ranny and Joan returns as Ranny states that this new information doesn't change his love for Joan
On-screen: Ranny reacts to the revelation
Music annotations: [m. 48] allegretto / p / mp; [m. 52] rubato / p; [m. 55] rall
Film annotations: [m. 48] Matter - you mean do I feel different about Joan??; [m. 51] "Yes"; [m. 53] I hadn't thought of that!; [m. 55] He gets up
Orchestration annotations: [m. 48] violin
Analysis: In this variant, the melody is fragmented over a dominant pedal tone, then the music skips forward to the c phrase; it modulates by a chromatic mediant from G major to Eb major
Tags

chromatic mediant | conflict | conversing | daughter | foreign key modulation | fragmentation | leading man | light | love interest | mode mixture | optimistic | pedal tone | room | wife

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