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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Opening A
Start time: 0:00:21
End time: 0:00:49
Total duration: 0:00:28
Page #: 1
Measure #: 6
Scene: Main Title
Key: E - Db - F
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 69
Marking: Slower
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Main theme of the film (part A); broad and majestic with fanfare gestures; whenever the dust rolls in on the screen, we hear rapid harp arpeggiations (the "dust effect" that Steiner asked his orchestrator to call him about)
On-screen: Main title
Music annotations: [m. 6] fff; [m. 8] slower; [m. 9] broad / poco accel [m. 10] molto expressivo / faster / dust effect / div; [m. 13] etc as before
Film annotations: [m. 6] Main title (dust out); [m. 8] Dust; [m. 9] Out; [m. 10] Dust; [m. 11] Dust out; [m. 13] Dust
Orchestration annotations: [m. 6] timp roll / T.C.; [m. 8] cymbal as before / W.W. / 3 trb; [m. 10] horns / celli / timp roll / cymbal roll; [m. 11] W.W. / viola / celli / 1 horn / ??; [m. 13] cymbal roll
Analysis: Modulates from E to Db/C# to F (chromatic mediant relationships); motives X (DO-TI-LA-DO) and Y (RE-MI-SOL) are presented as part of the main theme
Tags

64 chord | chromatic mediant | dissonant bass | dust | main title | mickey-mousing | opening title sequence | romantic | title of film

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