We Are Not Alone (1939)


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Theme
Theme name: Surprise Symphony
Composer: Franz Josef Haydn
Description: David’s theme; the primary theme from the second movement of Haydn's "Surprise" Symphony, no. 94, composed in 1794; this is whistled and played by David on the violin in the film, which was likely the impetus for Steiner’s decision to use it as his theme; there is also dialogue in the film discussing this piece
Related characters: Dr. David Newcome
Total uses: 45
Total duration: 00:13:24
% of music: 22.93%
Total combinations: 1
Combinations: Frohe Botschaft + Surprise Symphony
Total variants: 38
Variants:

[A-Z]
[Film order]
Original
Acceptance
Allegretto
Better
Calm
Chromatic Shift
Dark
Death Bed
Dolce
Dolcissimo
Expanded
Fixing the Lights
Foreboding
Galloping
Ghostly
Glissando
Gute Nacht
Hug
Humbly
Hushed
Imagination
Innocent
Lighting the House
Lullaby
Newspaper
Not Afraid
Not in film
Quasi Rubato
Semplice
Sneaky
Someday
Tense
The End
Theme and Variations
Tragico
Turbulent
Whistling
Window
Worried






Tags associated with this theme:

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