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Dust Be My Destiny (1939)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Humorous)
Start time: 0:13:13
End time: 0:13:38
Total duration: 0:00:25
Page #: 21
Measure #: 28
Scene: Reel 2 Part 2
Key: unstable
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 69
Marking: Poco con moto
Instrumentation: woodwinds



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Description
Description: Comical gesture using muted brass; bassoons are used whenever we see cows on the screen
On-screen: Joe talks to the cow
Music annotations: [m. 28] poco con moto; [m. 29] modto / grazioso / This is another sequence - I wouldn’t play it if I had the “sayso”; [m. 29] modto / mp; [m. 30] to be continued; [m. 31] giocoso; [m. 32] giocoso; [m. 33] ten
Film annotations: [m. 28] Now listen cow!; [m. 30] 2 sides to my nature; [m. 33] Mabel laughs; [m. 37] The Cow
Orchestration annotations: [m. 29] W.W. grazioso / bassoons solo + b. cl; [m. 32] trps (wow wow) / 1 trb / 2 cello pizz (1 arco) and 2 clar / horn 1/2 stopped; [m. 33] cl + 1 cello hold on
Analysis: Parallel descending diminished triads sound like laughing here
Tags

barn | chromatic parallelism | comical | conversing | cow | diminished triad | dissonant bass | leading man | lovers meet | prisoner | underscoring

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