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Are These Our Children? (1931)

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Theme name: Dreams B
Start time: 0:01:33
End time: 0:02:47
Total duration: 0:01:14
Page #: 3
Measure #: 5
Scene: A snap of music
Key: F - C - F
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 132
Marking: Moderato
Instrumentation: strings

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Description: This is the verse section of "Dreams"; it is very similar to the chorus of "Dreams" in terms of tempo. mood, and orchestration, but features a different melodic line
On-screen: Two young people in love
Music annotations: [m. 1] A snap of music / an ingratiating foxtrot song or serenade / modto / intro!; [m. 5] moderato; [m. 22] rit
Analysis: Features a stepwise countermelody in the inner voice; modulates to the dominant by means of a common-tone diminished 7th; after cadencing in the dominant, a transitional section moves back toward the tonic key

common-chord modulation | common-tone diminished 7th | conductor score | conversing | establish character | gentle | leading lady | leading man | lovers | love scene | snuggling | street