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a multi-movement orchestral work
a one-movement programmatic work with contrasting sections to develop a poetic idea, suggest a scene, or create a mood.
symphonic poem/tone poem
the symphony's recurrent theme
idee fixe (fixed idea)
a religious chant melody
a genre that integrated theater and music completely and did away with the concept of separate arias, duets, ensembles and choruses.
leading motives that recur through a work and are also subject to variation and development.
a movement developed by painters who tried to capture their "first impression" of a subject through varies treatments of light and color.
the literary response to Impressionism in which writings are suggestive of images and ideas rather than literally descriptive.
a scale derived from various non-Western musics and built entirely of whole-tone intervals.
composed mostly of percussion instruments including gongs, chimes and drums during Impressionism.
German response to French Impressionism, in music, composers such as Schoenberg and Webern explored new harmonic systems and the extreme registers of instruments.
formal above the expressive
comedy of the arts, a comic theatrical entertainment that originated in the mid-sixteenth century.
spoken voice, a new style in which the voice melody is spoken rather than sung on exact pitches and static rhythm.
tone color melody, each note of a melody is played by a different instrument, creating a shifting effect.
a slight drop in pitch on the third, fifth, or seventh tone of the scale.
a series of sixteen-measure phrases, in moderate duple meter.
recording and manipulating natural sounds
groups of adjacent notes that are sounded with the fist, palm or forearm.
John Cage invented this that simulated the sound of gamelan orchestra.
stripping compositions down to the barest essentials in order to let the listener concentrate on a few basic details.
a union of African- American rhythm and blues with country-western and swing music.
rock and roll
dance music with roots in swing jazz.
rhythm and blues
twelve-bar blues progression and boogie rhythms in triplet patterns. country and western and mainstream rock.
characterized by a strong, driving beat, usually in a quadruple meter that emphasizes the second fourth beats of the measure.
Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun
: symphonic poem
Afro-American Symphony, II (Sorrow)
: program symphony
Maple Leaf Rag
: piano rag
Sonatas and Interludes
West African storyteller who passes on oral traditions, wandering musician and poet
trading off from person to person
first DJ (spinner)
a DJ or turntablist technique used to produce distinctive sounds by moving a vinyl record back and forth on aturntable while optionally manipulating the crossfader on a DJ mix.
A short piano piece in the ragtime style; ie, containing a strongly syncopated melodic line set to regularly accented bass accompaniment.