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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IN 1909 Vaughan Williams wrote the incidental music for a Cambridge University performance of Aristophanes' classical Greek comedy The Wasps.
CThough not perfect, I'm being picky, but the incidental music is a bit overbearing at times and spoils the tension and there are a few instances of trope box-ticking (the jumpy dream-sequences, flickering lights and spirit-possessed electricals), I'm intrigued to see where this is going to go.
Summary: Clausen, who composed the Fox animated show's incidental music, was told that the show was looking for 'a different kind of music'
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.
He is also known for his tone poems, the more than 100 songs for voice and piano, and his incidental music for numerous plays.
Our present day knowledge of this body of work tends to be limited to a handful of his songs, most from his late romantic middle period, but Sibelius's works for the voice include more than 100 songs with piano, solo voice with orchestra, choral music, and incidental music.
Incidental music from Doctor Who and Wolf Hall is in addition comprised in the deal, which is believed to cover approximately 1,000 copyrights.
But the two central bodies of work were mono-prints on paper from the "Book of O" series, 1958; and Incidental Music for Yo-Yo Ma, 1978, shown here for the first time in its entirety with both graphical and musical elements.
The book considers, among other topics, the ways in which various cultural products that made use of music--including operas, instrumental dance-suites, plays with incidental music, and comic ballets--reflected the growing awareness of regions beyond Europe, not least the New World.
The concert opens with Felix Mendelssohn's incidental music to Shakespeare's "A Midsummer Night's Dream.
1858: Mendelssohn's Wedding March - originally part of his incidental music to A Midsummer Night's Dream - is used at the marriage of Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, to Friedrich of Prussia, popularising its use as a wedding processional.
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.