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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Sehr Ominous
Start time: 0:56:14
End time: 0:56:34
Total duration: 0:00:20
Page #: 129
Measure #: 62
Scene: Reel 7 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 86
Marking: Con moto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Sneaky variant on the main theme with a slowly rising bass line; the winds repeat motive X in an ascending sequence, building tension
On-screen: Joe walks towards the shop
Music annotations: [m. 62] poco a poco crescendo; [m. 63] sehr ominous - bitte!; [m. 65] sempre crescendo; [m. 67] rit / sfffz / sfz / end of part 1 / This connects to part 2 which you'll also get!! Hurrah!!
Film annotations: [m. 62] Joe walks; [m. 64] Joe still walking; [m. 67] Joe stops
Orchestration annotations: [m. 62] horns + violas / (harp col bssns + celli) / one bass pizz (piano continue); [m. 66] gong (not too loud) / harp (do not break chords)
Analysis: The melodic sequence is harmonized by dominant b9 chords, with the roots outlining a half-diminished sonority (F# - A - C - E)
Tags

9th chord | chromatic parallelism | crime scene | criminal | leading man | mysterious | sequence | shop | shopkeeper | street | walking

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