Room where it happens

Room where it happens

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The only motif introduced in Act II, “the room where it happens” is also interesting because it switches keys depending on whether Burr was in the room. In “The Room Where It Happens” he’s not, and it’s in a minor key. In “We Know” he is, and so he sings his aside (“no one else was in the room when it happened”) in a major key. When it comes back in “Your Obedient Servant” it’s dripping with venom and very much in a minor key. Source