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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


Home > Film: Dust Be My Destiny > Theme: Dust Be My Destiny > Variant: Hanging Hats > Instance: 1:26:31


Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Hanging Hats
Start time: 1:26:31
End time: 1:26:45
Total duration: 0:00:14
Page #: 184
Measure #: 14
Scene: Reel 10 Part 2
Key: E - Db
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 120
Marking: Expressivo
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Ascending glissandi mimic the tossing of hats onto the hooks on the train
On-screen: Joe and Mabel toss their hats
Music annotations: [m. 14] mf / very sentimental - Lohengreen on wheels!! / expresivo; [m. 15] sempre crescendo / hat throwing business; [m. 18] hat business / gliss / smilie; [m. 19] sempre cresc; [m. 20] sfz? / sfz / whistle imitation; [m. 20] 8va / sfz
Film annotations: [m. 15] She starts hat; [m. 16] Hat on hook; [m. 18] He starts hat / On hook; [m. 20] Exterior shot train
Orchestration annotations: [m. 14] div / celesta added + vibraphone / W.W. celli etc; [m. 15] piano harps gliss / and W.W.; [m. 18] 4 horns / celli; [m. 20] brass (whistle imitation)
Analysis: This hat-hanging business is accompanied by musical train rhythms, a train whistle, and the main theme from the film; the cue modulates by a chromatic mediant from E major to Db major
Tags

11th chord | chromatic mediant | foreign key modulation | happy | hat | hook | leading lady | leading man | mickey-mousing | resolution | throwing | train | traveling | whistle effect

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