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Hell on Frisco Bay (1955) [IN PROCESS - Information may be incomplete or contain inaccuracies]


Home > Film: Hell on Frisco Bay > Theme: Spring Song > Instance: 0:14:56


Instance
Theme name: Spring Song
Composer: Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy [Max Steiner arr.]
Start time: 0:14:56
End time: 0:15:33
Total duration: 0:00:37
Page #: 13
Measure #: 6
Scene: Reel 3 Part 1
Key: E
Meter: 4/4
Instrumentation: strings
Solo Instrument: violin
Description
Description: Quirky setting of Mendelssohn's Spring Song; the solo violin plays the tune in a way that makes it sound like an amateur musician (Steiner calls it a "Country Fiddler"); the accompaniment is a dark, repeating tritone gesture
On-screen: Amato talks to Mario
Music annotations: [m. 6] ominous / mf; [m. 7] a tempo / molto espr; [m. 8] mf; [m. 12] accel; [m. 14] ritard / f; [m. 15] sfz; [m. 16] mf
Film annotations: [m. 6] Looks; [m. 8] Danny plays like country fidler; [m. 14] Mario; [m. 16] Door shut
Orchestration annotations: [m. 6] gong / strgs: W. W.: hn / piano / timp/ tuba; [m. 7] stgs & pianos only; [m. 8] solo vln; [m. 10] solo vln / stgs / pno; [m. 13] +timp; [m. 14] W. W. / altri vlns / pno / hns / W. W. / stgs;
Tags

antagonist | conductor score | conversing | dark | establish character | gangster | menacing | office | tritone