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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Marching
Start time: 0:10:10
End time: 0:10:58
Total duration: 0:00:48
Page #: 9
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 2 Part 1
Key: f - e - F
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Marking: Allegro modto
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Marching theme in time with footsteps; the music stops when they stop marching
On-screen: Inmates marching
Music annotations: [m. 1] allegro modto / start watch / tempo track / molto cresc / f; [m. 2] ff; [m. 3] heavily / s. dr. for rhythm only - should not sound too "marchy"!!; [m. 4] sffz / cresc; [m. 9] mp; [m. 23] cresc; [m. 24] sfz / marcato
Film annotations: [m. 1] Contempt of court!; [m. 2] Guard behind bars; [m. 4] Prisoners marching; [m. 9] Dialogue / Whats the matter buddy? [m. 16] Instead of milk; [m. 21] Dissolve; [m. 22] Whistle; [m. 24] Whistle
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] timp roll / basses / celli / bassoons / 1 trb (hat) / tuba / piano / str W.W. etc; [m. 2] brass etc / gong; [m. 3] timp rolls on / muffled s. d. / violas etc / harp added; [m. 4] T.C.; [m. 10] timp
Analysis: F minor marching theme using parallel seventh chords over a C dominant pedal tone, creating tension throughout; modulates down a half-step to E minor, then back up to F
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establish location | leading man | march | marching | parallelism | pedal tone | prison | prisoner | somber

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