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In This Our Life (1942)


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Instance
Theme name: Underscoring (Gentle)
Start time: 0:50:58
End time: 0:51:37
Total duration: 0:00:39
Page #: 67
Measure #: 5
Scene: Reel 5 Part 3
Key: Db - unstable - D
Meter: 4/4
Tempo (bpm): 66
Marking: Expressivo
Instrumentation: strings, woodwinds



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Description
Description: Gentle underscoring is heard during dialogue between Roy and Betty, first featuring descending sequences, then ascending sequences
On-screen: Roy talks with Betty
Music annotations: [m. 6] expressivo; [m. 8] poco accel + cresc; [m. 13] poco rall; [m. 14] dim
Film annotations: [m. 8] If she wants to come
Orchestration annotations: [m. 5] fl + oboe / clar; [m. 6] str + W.W.; [m. 12] horns / violas; [m. 14] cel - vibraph p (let it ring)
Analysis: A four-note gesture is presented in Db major, then ascends chromatically over major seventh chords on G, Ab, and A; the motive continues over descending diatonic sevenths that arrive at a whole-tone chord
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added-note chord | advance plot | chromatic parallelism | conversing | friend | gentle | leading lady | parallelism | room | tender | underscoring | whole-tone chord

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