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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

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Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Pleading
Start time: 0:17:41
End time: 0:17:58
Total duration: 0:00:17
Page #: 27
Measure #: 7
Scene: Reel 2 Part 3
Key: D
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 69
Marking: Expressivo (simply)
Instrumentation: strings

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Description: Variant on main theme; begins the same, but develops in a different melodic direction; Joe's motive is used because Mabel is talking about him - she appropriates his theme and adds more hopeful, yearning gestures to it
On-screen: Mabel pleads for Joe
Music annotations: [m. 7] modto / a tempo / expressivo (simply); [m. 9] expressivo (simply); [m. 10] rall
Film annotations: [m. 8] I’m sure he does!
Orchestration annotations: [m. 7] all violins / viol continued / celli div; [m. 8] violas
Analysis: Motive X is repeated and extended, with hopeful reaching gestures leaping (through intervallic expansion) to tender appoggiaturas; in diatonic major harmony

advance plot | intervallic expansion | leading lady | pleading | prison | sincere | warden