Definition of Program music

1. Noun. Musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events.

Definition of Program music

1. Noun. (music) A form of art music that attempts to convey a scene, image, or mood. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Program Music

program counter
program counters
program evaluation and review technique
program evaluation review technique
program guide
program guides
program library
program line
program music (current term)
program slicer
program trading
programing language
programmable logic array

Literary usage of Program music

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Music: An Art and a Language by Walter Raymond Spalding (1920)
"It is evident that in subjective program music an adjustment must be made, ... This implies not that program music is without a definite structure, ..."

2. Music (1901)
"his orchestral works there are two Symphonies which deserve mention, as they illustrate his principles with regard to program-music. ..."

3. Richard Strauss, the Man and His Works by Henry Theophilus Finck (1917)
"LISZT'S ARISTOCRATIC program music "Important as Berlioz is in the development ... What I wish to emphasize particularly about Liszt's program music is its ..."

4. Music: A Monthly Magazine Devoted to the Art, Science, Technic and by William Smythe Babcock Mathews (1900)
"While on Beethoven he mentioned "consummation of form, the beginning of romanticism and program music." It would have been interesting to know in what way ..."

5. The Education of a Music Lover: A Book for Those who Study Or Teach the Art by Edward Dickinson (1911)
"The determination is not quite the same in program music as in the opera. ... In program music the content of thought has been given us before the music ..."

6. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"Program-music. Instrumental music which either by its title, or by description printed upon the composition, gives a definite picture of events or objects. ..."

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