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We Are Not Alone (1939)

Home > Film: We Are Not Alone > Theme: Celebre Romance > Variant: Accompanied > Instance: 1:01:56

Theme name: Celebre Romance
Variant name: Accompanied
Start time: 1:01:56
End time: 1:02:31
Total duration: 0:00:35
Page #: 68
Measure #: 7
Scene: Reel 7 Part 4
Key: A - D
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Solo Instrument: violin, piano

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Description: David continues playing Rubinstein's Romance off-screen, now with simple piano accompaniment, presumably being played by Leni (who doesn't read music but has a good ear); Gerald sneaks into the house to get his knife out of the medicine cabinet and knocks over some bottles; although this is a pivotal scene where Gerald accidentally switches the pills that end up killing his mother, the music purposefully does not match the devastating action
On-screen: Gerald sneaks inside
Music annotations: [m. 7] Viol on track / pp / piano only / timidly / orchestra out / Piano only - Jessica [i.e. Leni] supposedly accompanying him - crudely!
Film annotations: [m. 7] Inside surgery
Orchestration annotations: [m. 8] solo violin
Analysis: Features some mode mixture and secondary dominants

boy | child | classical music | common-tone modulation | familiar tune | hero | heroine | home | mode mixture | on-screen music | peaceful | pivotal scene | playing | romantic | room | Rubinstein | secondary dominant | source music | violin