underscore

Candidate: 
Title of Event/Media: 
Bernie Sanders at the CBS News Democratic Debate
Type of Event/Media: 
Type of Music: 
underscore
Date: 
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Notes: 
Uploaded to Sanders' Facebook page on November 15, 2015. The video features Sanders' best moments from the November 14, 2015 CBS Democratic Debate. The instrumentation of this underscore is an orchestral arrangement featuring piano, strings, and percussion. The ad opens with quiet piano so as not to take away from Sanders’s acknowledgement of the Paris bombings that had just occurred at the time of his speech. From there, the music grows more texturally dense. Unlike most of Sanders’s ads, this underscore features a marching-snare drum, which delineates a clear pulse, moving the piece forward towards the cadential harmonic resolution at the end.