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Crime School (1938)


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Instance
Theme name: The Drunken Doctor
Start time: 0:36:35
End time: 0:37:09
Total duration: 0:00:34
Page #: 46
Measure #: 16
Scene: Reel 4 Part 4
Key: ab
Meter: 6/8
Tempo (bpm): 80
Marking: Modto
Instrumentation: orchestra
Solo Instrument: trombone



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Description
Description: Comic bassoon transition to muted trombone melody over an oscillating bass
On-screen: Drunk doctor comes in
Music annotations: [m. 16] a tempo; [m. 18] modto grotesque / mp; [m. 19] solo (but cue in other instrument) might be too burlesque!! (bassoon or b cla perhaps)
Film annotations: [m. 16] Coming, coming!; [m. 18] The drunken doctor; [m. 22] How do you do, sir?; [m. 24] Well, I was kinda sick last night; [m. 28] He was pie eyed-
Orchestration annotations: [m. 16] bassoon + b. cla; [m. 19] trombone soli
Analysis: The bass line oscillates between tonic and a "detuned dominant" on bVI
Tags

advance plot | alcohol | altered dominant | comical | doctor | drinking | drunk | drunk | hospital | parallel period | reformatory

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