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]
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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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Schubert probably composed all his incidental music, except for the overture, in little more than two to three weeks.
Incidental music: being either vocal or instrumental intended for use with a Shakespeare text.
One, "Jeremiah" (1942); Hashkivenu (a setting of part of text from Friday evening Synagogue Service, 1945); Trouble in Tahiti (1952), a one-act opera; scores for the Broadway musicals On the Town (1944), Wonderful Town (1953), Candide (1956), and West Side Story (1957); the score for the film On the Waterfront (1954); and incidental music for Christopher Fry's play, The Lark (1957).
Incidental music to accompany the play was composed by Edward Grieg.
IN 1909 Vaughan Williams wrote the incidental music for a Cambridge University performance of Aristophanes' classical Greek comedy The Wasps.
The orchestra, conducted by David Russell Hulme, will also play Frederick Delius' enchanting La Calinda and Gabriel Faure's suite from his beautifully atmospheric incidental music for Maeterlinck's Pelleas et Melisande, which features his well-known and much-loved Sicilienne.
LEO DUE to unforeseen circumstances, this week's horoscope for Leo will be shown later on in the summer but, for now, here's some incidental music. Your lucky ape is Barbary.
Jeff Frost has composed numerous works for brass quintet, many of which are accessible and well suited for less advanced brass players and/or groups looking for incidental music. Spring Thaw is another good example of Frost's work, particularly with its clear harmonic motion and cadence points, both of which can help less experienced musicians interpret the phrasing within the piece.
Nowadays, Mendelssohn's 'Overture and Incidental music for A Midsummer Night's Dream', are rarely performed in conjunction with the play they were designed to accompany.
Sir Patrick Moore will have been smiling benevolently from above when the introductory chords of Sibelius's incidental music to Maeterlinck's play, Pelleas and Melisande, rang out as At The Castle Gate became the theme music to the BBC's The Sky at Night.
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.
In a short lifespan of less than 32 years, Schubert was a prolific composer, writing some 600 Lieder, ten complete or nearly complete symphonies (including the most famous of the incomplete ones, the "Unfinished Symphony"), liturgical music, operas, incidental music and a large body of chamber and solo piano music.