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We Are Not Alone (1939)


Home > Film: We Are Not Alone > Theme: Frohe Botschaft > Variant: Hopeful > Instance: 1:38:41


Instance
Theme name: Frohe Botschaft
Variant name: Hopeful
Start time: 1:38:41
End time: 1:39:42
Total duration: 0:01:01
Page #: 98
Measure #: 23
Scene: Reel 11 Part 2
Key: unstable - F
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 60
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: Ethereal version of "Frohe Botschaft" as Leni says "never to see you again"; the music becomes more hopeful and light as David talks about having courage in the face of death; the orchestration uses upper-register strings and harp
On-screen: David comforts Leni
Music annotations: [m. 23] p / Ethereal / p / p / Lohengreen! / These Drs we'll make later! (as they'll play ad lib); [m. 24] pizz; [m. 25] sempre p; [m. 26] Listesso / faster / pp; [m. 28] Look at Reel 5 Part 1, 1/2 tone higher / keep vibra going [m. 35] Religioso (quasi); [m. 39] Schmaltz / cresc / p
Film annotations: [m. 23] But death, it isn't the worst; [m. 28] May be you will; [m. 32] Whatever happens; [m. 35] I believe it too
Orchestration annotations: [m. 23] str divisi / vibraphone / timp out; [m. 26] div viol / harp; [m. 27] vibraphone / celli; [m. 28] keep vibra going; [m. 35] celeste / novachord?? / harp / basses / harp; [m. 37] celli
Analysis: This cue begins with fleeting suggestions of E and Eb major on the way to F major; ends with a restful coda using minor mode mixture over a prolonged tonic pedal
Tags

9th chord | comforting | conversing | familiar tune | folk song | German | hero | heroine | love scene | mode mixture | pedal tone | plagal cadence | prison | quotation | somber

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