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We Are Not Alone (1939)


Home > Film: We Are Not Alone > Theme: Surprise Symphony > Variant: Turbulent > Instance: 0:50:14


Instance
Theme name: Surprise Symphony
Variant name: Turbulent
Start time: 0:50:14
End time: 0:50:45
Total duration: 0:00:31
Page #: 62
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 6 Part 3
Key: unstable
Meter: 12/8
Tempo (bpm): 80
Marking: Con moto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Turbulent variant on the Surprise Symphony theme; each of the pitches in the melody is now embellished with a lower chromatic neighbor tone in compound division (triplets); quiets down as the motive becomes just three notes, then two notes, then a drone
On-screen: Jessica reacts to David's departure
Music annotations: [m. 1] expressivo / tutti; [m. 3] Meno / p subito; [m. 4] a tempo / still tutti / morendo / mf; [m. 5] dim / mp / molto rit
Film annotations: [m. 1] Door closes; [m. 3] Susan listening; [m. 4] Muni walking; [m. 6] He walks to her
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] w.w. / violin / celli / violas / harp / trbs / horns / tuba etc; [m. 2] harp; [m. 3] fl, w.w. + celeste continues; [m. 4] sul g all violins + violas / harp; [m. 5] celli + violas
Analysis: This variant is harmonized using dissonant V11b9 chords (on G, F#, and E); motives X and Y are altered to arpeggiate diminished triads
Tags

11th chord | angry | antagonist | chromatic parallelism | classical music | conflict | crying | dark | familiar tune | Haydn | hero | home | husband | leaving | quotation | room | sad | tragic | wife

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