incidental music


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incidental music

n.
Music composed to accompany the action or dialogue of a play, film, television program, or other entertainment or to fill intervals between scenes or acts.

incidental music

n
(Broadcasting) background music for a film, television programme, etc

in′ciden′tal mu′sic


n.
music intended primarily to point up or accompany parts of the action of a play.
[1860–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.incidental music - music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
musical composition, opus, piece of music, composition, piece - a musical work that has been created; "the composition is written in four movements"
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Edvard Sharon Kam Grieg was asked to write incidental music for a staging of Ibsen's Peer Gynt.
Seventeen years later, in 1843, Mendelssohn composed his Incidental music to Shakespeare's same play, commissioned by the King of Prussia, Frederick William IV, for a new production of the work.
Gabriel Alfieri will explore how four major composers--Virgil Thomson, Paul Bowles, Marc Blitzstein, and Leonard Bernstein--worked with various playwrights and directors to compose incidental music for their spoken theater productions.
The storyline is over-the-top, the incidental music cheesy, the impromptu warbley singing was guffaw-inducing and the bling was.
He also composed oratorios, ballets, orchestral works, incidental music, piano pieces, songs and other music.
Dec 21-Jan 20 CAPRICORN DUE to unforeseen circumstances, this week's horoscope for Capricorn has been cancelled and will be replaced by some incidental music.
Five are world premiere recordings including the most substantial item, a five-movement suite from incidental music composed for a historical melodrama The Eternal City, built around a luscious love theme.
There will be spring madrigals by the foremost composers of the day, incidental music by Bow and Air-o, a brass quintet, maypole dance, stories and songs by local bard Mark Lewis and a parade of luscious period costumes.
As a composer of incidental music and musical drama productions, Pone collaborated with the famous Liberated Theatre, an avant-garde stage that played a crucial role in the development of modern Czech drama, and later on with the National Theatre in Prague.
Speaking to Radio Times, Hall, 62, also responded to older viewers who hate incidental music in dramas and nature programmes.
The following afternoon, over at Birmingham Town Hall, Benjamin and OOTS will team up again for the Schumann concerto, this time flanked by Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to a Midsummer Night's Dream, and the Italian Symphony.
The thing about that is, people don't really take notice when it's incidental music.