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Hat, Coat, and Glove (1934)

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Theme name: Transient Love
Composer: Roy Webb
Borrowed from: This Man Is Mine (1934)
Start time: 0:00:12
End time: 0:01:12
Total duration: 0:01:00
Page #: no score available
Measure #: no score available
Scene: no score available
Key: D
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 120
Instrumentation: orchestra

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Description: The main theme (written by Roy Webb, taken from the 1934 film This Man is Mine) is pleasant and lyrical; the theme begins with an introductory passage over a dominant pedal
On-screen: Title of film; starring list; cast list
Analysis: After an exciting introduction over a dominant pedal tone, the tempo slows a bit for the main tune; the initial rhythms match the words "Hat, Coat, and Glove"; the tune is in AABA form; the bridge begins with a surprising move to the chromatic mediant bVI, which resolves back to I before moving to another chromatic mediant III#; common-tone diminished seventh chords are frequently used to link phrases together

AABA structure | added-note chord | altered dominant | cast list | chromatic mediant | common-tone diminished 7th | opening title sequence | pedal tone | pleasant | starring list | title of film | transcribed by ear