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tone poem

n.
A piece of music that is based on an extramusical theme, such as a story or nationalistic ideal, and usually consists of a single extended movement for a symphony orchestra. Also called symphonic poem.

tone poem

n
(Classical Music) another term for symphonic poem

symphon′ic po′em



n.
an extended programmatic composition for symphony orchestra.
[1860–65]
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Noun1.tone poem - an orchestral composition based on literature or folk tales
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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The holiday tour continues in Spain with Rimsky-Korsakov's vibrant and supremely colourful tone poem Capriccio Espagnol.
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Birmingham Conservatoire will perform the tone poem Chaos and Cosmos, which Britten presented to his parents for their wedding anniversary in 1927.
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