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

Home > Film: Flamingo Road > Theme: The Capitol > Instance: 0:56:03

Theme name: The Capitol
Start time: 0:56:03
End time: 0:56:10
Total duration: 0:00:07
Page #: 68
Measure #: 31
Scene: Reel 6 Part 3
Key: B - Eb
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 100
Marking: Marcato
Instrumentation: brass, orchestra

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Description: A bold, noble sounding theme is used for a shot of the capitol building; this music was taken from a cue in Crime School called The Courthouse (which was cut from that film)
On-screen: The Olympic City capitol building
Music annotations: [m. 31] f
Film annotations: [m. 31] Fade; [m. 33] Into dialogue
Orchestration annotations: [m. 31] s dr / tutti / both
Analysis: This theme is harmonized differently than in Crime School, using the chords from B Mixolydian (including minor v and dominant VII7); the cue ends unexpectedly with a modulation to Eb, which is a chromatic mediant away (III#)

chromatic mediant | courthouse | deceptive resolution | establish setting | Mixolydian mode | noble | self-borrowing