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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)

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Theme name: Dust Be My Destiny
Variant name: Travel Montage
Start time: 1:26:04
End time: 1:26:17
Total duration: 0:00:13
Page #: 182
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 10 Part 2
Key: Db
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Instrumentation: orchestra

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Description: Traveling music accompanies an approaching train on the screen; the cue begins with the Travel Montage music from earlier in the film, then introduces melodic variants that move more definitively towards a stable ending in C major
On-screen: Train approaches the screen
Music annotations: [m. 1] tempo track / ff / start watch / come sopra from Reel 5 Part 2 key O.K.; [m. 5] expressivo / mf / Hugo! Take the "whistle" in trpts etc out! Otherwise the same / strong melody
Film annotations: [m. 1] Train; [m. 3] Interior; [m. 5] Dialogue
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] tutti
Analysis: The train whistle is dissonant against the accompaniment, using a half-diminished #9 sonority [02458]; the melodic line soars over the train with a statement of motive X

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