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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Dark)
Start time: 0:25:03
End time: 0:25:23
Total duration: 0:00:20
Page #: 40
Measure #: 1
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Allegro modto (mysterioso)
Instrumentation: orchestra



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Description
Description: Dark underscoring as Charlie bursts in on them
On-screen: Charlie interrupts the lovers
Music annotations: [m. 1] allegro modto (mysterioso) / no change of color only basses heavy (very ominous) / tempo track / a tempo; [m. 2] sempre pp; [m. 3] pp; [m. 4] pp; [m. 6] sempre pp; [m 10] enharm; [m. 12] molto cresc
Film annotations: [m. 1] Father appears; [m. 5] The kids; [m. 8] Mabel gets off wagon; [m. 11] I’ve been lookin all over for you
Orchestration annotations: [m. 1] gong (let it ring) / timp roll / basses / tuba / piano / 3 celli / bassoons / b cl; [m. 11] 3 horns /3 trbns (in hats) / harp / gong
Analysis: Diminished seventh chords in descending parallel motion create unease; in the lower voices is a tense rising gesture using a hexatonic scale, then a chromatic scale
Tags

barn | chromatic scale | conflict | dark | diminished 7th chord | hexatonic scale | leading lady | leading man | underscoring | villain | warden

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