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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: The Poster
Start time: 0:40:39
End time: 0:40:51
Total duration: 0:00:12
Page #: 90
Measure #: 94
Scene: Reel 5 Part 2
Key: E
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 126
Marking: Grotesque (tempo di schottische)
Instrumentation: orchestra
Solo Instrument: bassoon



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Description
Description: Comical woodwind theme (bassoon solo) as they laugh about their situation; the sign says "Next time try the train"
On-screen: Joe and Mabel see a sign for the train
Music annotations: [m. 94] they asked me to write something - very very funny - I think I am dying with laughter!! (do anything you want!!) / grotesque (tempo di schottische) / pizz; [m. 95] morendo; [m. 96] sfz; [m. 97] rubato / sfz / sfz / rit; [m. 98] sfz / p / delicato / a little help is needed I feel!! I smell - and also stink!! / delicato / this sort of connects to Part 3 (but does not overlap)
Film annotations: [m. 94] Joe look! / The Poster; [m. 96] They laugh
Orchestration annotations: [m. 94] bassoon solo / cue in sax (slap tongue); [m. 96] trb hat; [m. 98] harp + celesta added
Analysis: The harmonic progression here is unusual, with tritone-related major triads in an ascending harmonic sequence: E - Bb / F# - C, then returning to E major
Tags

chromatic sequence | comedy | comical | laughing | leading lady | leading man | runaway | sign | street

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