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Flamingo Road (1949) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: If I Could Be With You > Variant: Somber > Instance: 0:40:31


Instance
Theme name: If I Could Be With You
Variant name: Somber
Start time: 0:40:31
End time: 0:41:11
Total duration: 0:00:40
Page #: 41
Measure #: 30
Scene: Reel 5 Part 1
Key: unstable - E
Meter: 2/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Triste
Instrumentation: orchestra
Solo Instrument: English horn



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Description
Description: A sad, chromatic variant of the love theme, with a solo English Horn; ends with a solo violin passage playing a sigh gesture over a cadence that provides a tragic minor ending
On-screen: Field talks to Lane's co-worker
Music annotations: [m. 30] mf / mp; [m. 34] mf / arpeg; [m. 36] arp / mf; [m. 37] p; [m. 38] ten
Film annotations: [m. 35] He exits
Orchestration annotations: [m. 30] E.H. (solo) / violas / celli / violins; [m. 33] solo violins senza / 6 violins / violas; [m. 35] all violins + oboe / add 1st horn / strgs / W.W. / celli / basses; [m. 36] solo viol + alto flt; [m. 37] 3 celli / E. horn
Analysis: The melody is initially harmonized with descending parallel diminished 7th chords; mode mixture at the end results in the resolution to a minor tonic
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9th chord | 11th chord | advance plot | café | common-tone diminished 7th chord | conversing | coworker | deceptive resolution | diminished 7th chord | leading man | linear chromaticism | politician | reverse picardy | sigh gesture | somber

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