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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)


Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Old Lavender > Variant: Celeste Solo > Instance: 1:02:43


Instance
Theme name: Old Lavender
Variant name: Celeste Solo
Start time: 1:02:43
End time: 1:02:52
Total duration: 0:00:09
Page #: 42
Measure #: 17
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: D - Ab
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 132
Marking: Slower
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds
Solo Instrument: celeste



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Description
Description: A transitional gesture is delicately played on the celesta as John hesitates about telling Joan she is adopted (it is the continuation of the Old Lavender theme that precedes it)
On-screen: John paces around
Music annotations: [m. 17] slower / new / sf / pizz; [m. 19] rall
Film annotations: [m. 20] "When are you going to ride with me young lady"
Orchestration annotations: [m. 17] celeste solo / harp / celli; [m. 19] str / solo viol; [m. 20] 4 violins
Analysis: This cue was later used in the sketch for Mildred Pierce (although it was cut from that film); it modulates from D to Ab major
Tags

conflict | daughter | direct modulation | hesitating | leading man | love interest | lying | peaceful | room | surprise | wife

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