Definition of Instrumental music
1. Noun. Music intended to be performed by a musical instrument or group of instruments.
2. Noun. Music produced by playing a musical instrument.
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Literary usage of Instrumental music
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Modern Music and Musicians by Louis Charles Elson (1918)
"CHAPTER XXV MODERN instrumental music ... But it must be observed that the French had never shown any aptitude for pure instrumental music, and needed the ..."
2. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1919)
"... instrumental music was continually growing; indeed it was his intention to devote himself to orchestral music. His early tragic death cut short these ..."
3. The Evolution of the Art of Music by Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (1906)
"CHAPTER VIII THE CLIMAX OF EARLY instrumental music A.LTHOUGH the principles of design upon which modern self- dependent instrumental music is based had ..."
4. The Oxford History of Music by William Henry Hadow (1902)
"CHAPTER VHI THE FOUNDATIONS OF MODERN instrumental music ONE of the most important achievements of the composers of the seventeenth century was the ..."
5. The Descent of Man, and Selection in Relation to Sex. by Charles Darwin (1871)
"They charm the females by vocal or instrumental music of the most varied kinds. They are ornamented by all sorts of combs, wattles, protuberances, horns, ..."
6. Critical and Historical Essays: Lectures Delivered at Columbia University by Edward MacDowell (1912)
"ORIGIN OF instrumental music EMERSON characterized language as "fossil poetry," but "fossil music" would have described it even better; for as Darwin says, ..."
7. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1908)
"... some of the characteristics of instrumental music are present, though they are submerged in the general impression by characteristics of the opera. ..."