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We Are Not Alone (1939)


Home > Film: We Are Not Alone > Theme: Frohe Botschaft > Variant: Drifting > Instance: 0:38:09


Instance
Theme name: Frohe Botschaft
Variant name: Drifting
Start time: 0:38:09
End time: 0:38:52
Total duration: 0:00:43
Page #: 51
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 5 Part 1
Key: E - unstable
Meter: 3/4
Tempo (bpm): 60
Marking: Andte
Instrumentation: strings



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Description
Description: Soft strings play "Frohe Botschaft" gently and slowly; this is a new harmonization that drifts off into something much more sinister at the end, with descending chromatic lines in the accompaniment; this cue corresponds with Jessica telling Leni that there is "a complication" and that she can't stay
On-screen: Jessica tells Leni to leave
Music annotations: [m. 1] pp / molto delicato e legato / mutes / pp; [m. 7] molto rit; [m. 9] mf
Film annotations: [m. 7] Well, it's no more pleasure; [m. 9] You can't stay!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] Violins (4 times divisi); [m. 2] 2 violas; [m. 4] 2 celli; [m. 6] 4 violas / 2 cell; [m. 9] celli / horns etc
Analysis: Features parallel half-diminished sevenths and whole-tone chords (0268)s in the latter half
Tags

altered dominant | antagonist | chromatic parallelism | conflict | conversing | familiar tune | folk song | gentle | German | heroine | home | quotation | sinister | tense | whole-tone chord

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