program music
noun Date: 1879 music intended to suggest a sequence of images or incidents

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • program music — music intended to convey an impression of a definite series of images, scenes, or events. Cf. absolute music. [1880 85] * * *       instrumental music that carries some extramusical meaning, some “program” of literary idea, legend, scenic… …   Universalium

  • program music — n. instrumental music that is meant to depict or suggest a mood or emotion, or a scene, story, or actual event: cf. ABSOLUTE MUSIC …   English World dictionary

  • program music — program ,music noun uncount music that describes a picture, a story, or an idea …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • program music — англ. [про/угрэм мьюзик] Programmusik нем. [програ/ммузи/к] програмная музыка …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • Program music — Programme music is a form of art music intended to evoke extra musical ideas, images in the mind of the listener by musically representing a scene, image or mood [http://www.encyclopedia.com/html/p1/progrmus.asp] . By contrast, absolute music… …   Wikipedia

  • program music — noun musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events • Syn: ↑programme music • Hypernyms: ↑musical composition, ↑opus, ↑composition, ↑piece, ↑piece of music * * * ˈprogramme music 7 …   Useful english dictionary

  • program music — noun A form of art music that attempts to convey a scene, image, or mood …   Wiktionary

  • program music — pro′gram mu sic n. mad music intended to convey an impression of a definite series of images, scenes, or events • Etymology: 1880–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • List of program music — Program music is a term usually applied to orchestral music in the classical music tradition in which the piece is designed according to some preconceived narrative, or is designed to evoke a specific concrete idea. This is distinct from the more …   Wikipedia

  • Music Industry Arts — Established 1970 Type Public Location London …   Wikipedia

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