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Related to program music: programme music
Musical compositions intended to depict or suggest nonmusical incidents, ideas, or images, such as those drawn from literature, as Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet, or from works of art.
music intended to convey an impression of a definite series of images, scenes, or events.
1. A type of music, usually instrumental in form, that is intended to evoke a scene, communicate an idea, or tell a story. Typical subjects for program music are poems, extracts from plays, well-known paintings, or particular sections of landscape.
2. A piece depicting elements of a story, scene, or philosophical ideas.