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The Life of Vergie Winters (1934)

Home > Film: The Life of Vergie Winters > Theme: Old Lavender > Variant: Ethereal > Instance: 1:05:26

Theme name: Old Lavender
Variant name: Ethereal
Start time: 1:05:26
End time: 1:05:45
Total duration: 0:00:19
Page #: 47
Measure #: 70
Scene: Reel 8 Part 2
Key: C-G
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Marking: Molto modto
Instrumentation: strings
Solo Instrument: celeste

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Description: A slower and more sentimental, less light-hearted variant on Joan and Ranny's love theme; starts with a delicate celesta solo
On-screen: Ranny talks to Joan's parents
Music annotations: [m. 70] molto modto / This is a rather beautiful scene, should sound "ethereal", the boy telling he loves her, in spite of adoption / a tempo / pp; [m. 72] gliss; [m. 76] rall; [m. 77] rall
Film annotations: [m. 75] Oh, thanks, Ranny you're a darling!; [m. 77] Joan and boy starting to leave
Orchestration annotations: [m. 70] celeste / celli; [m. 72] 3 viol; [m. 74] violins; [m. 77] harp
Analysis: This variant occurs over a tonic pedal; it ends by moving towards G major (with a borrowed half-diminished ii7 chord)

added-note chord | common-chord modulation | conflict | conversing | daughter | leading man | love interest | mode mixture | pedal tone | room | sentimental | wife