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We Are Not Alone (1939)


Home > Film: We Are Not Alone > Theme: Frohe Botschaft > Variant: Drifting > Instance: 1:14:30


Instance
Theme name: Frohe Botschaft
Variant name: Drifting
Start time: 1:14:30
End time: 1:15:25
Total duration: 0:00:55
Page #: 87
Measure #: 52
Scene: Reel 9 Part 1
Key: D - unstable
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 72
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Gentle statement of "Frohe Botschaft" which is interrupted by a train whistle; uses chromatic descending scales and dark tones as David is arrested for Jessica's murder; ends with a low drone
On-screen: David gives Leni money for her travels
Music annotations: [m. 53] fix; [m. 55] Come sopra from Reel 5 Part 1 / one tone lower; [m. 59] Slower / Hugo! Fix a little heavier; [m. 60] fix; [m. 61] rit
Film annotations: [m. 54] Thats the worst of being; [m. 57] I think that's your train; [m. 59] Just a moment!; [m. 60] He laughs; [m. 63] Jessica!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 52] div / str / harp / cell; [m. 53] violins; [m. 61] trbs, horn; [m. 63] timp roll / gong
Analysis: Features parallel half-diminished sevenths and whole-tone chords [0268]s in the latter half
Tags

altered dominant | arrest | arresting | chromatic parallelism | conflict | conversing | dark | death | familiar tune | folk song | gentle | German | happy | hero | heroine | mode mixture | murder | police | quotation | sad | sweet | tense | train station | whole-tone chord

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