incidental music

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n incidental music music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes
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Usage

In literature:

There is no incidental music to the dramas of real life.
"The Insidious Dr. Fu-Manchu" by Sax Rohmer
Incidentally it might be stated that she loved the cheap and florid music of the hand organ itself.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
Yonder, in the Hall, the concert ran its course, making a feeble incidental music to the dark emotions of the quadrangle.
"Zuleika Dobson" by Max Beerbohm
Then I learn incidentally that in the meantime Kate has been giving him tea and music.
"The Man From Glengarry" by Ralph Connor
The incidental music is also written by them.
"The Native Son" by Inez Haynes Irwin
Thirteen years later Catulle Mendes brought out another play called "La Femme de Tabarin," for which Chabrier wrote the incidental music.
"A Second Book of Operas" by Henry Edward Krehbiel
She says just enough, in a way to convince, and there is no incidental music by the orchestra.
"Rolling Stones" by O. Henry
What has been said of scenery may be applied also to the use of incidental music.
"The Theory of the Theatre" by Clayton Hamilton
They discovered, incidentally, his wonderful gift of music.
"Far to Seek" by Maud Diver
The music incidental to the dance began to play, and the lady walked off the stage.
"Life of Lord Byron, Vol. III" by Thomas Moore
I liked our incidental music to the action much better.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. 31, No. 1, May 1908" by Various
Overture and Incidental Music to Goethe's 'Egmont,' Op.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
Incidentally, in another direction, the Church has been of very great influence upon the course of musical development.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Of course I don't have anything to do except to look after the incidental music, but I do hope that will turn out all right.
"Patty's Summer Days" by Carolyn Wells
The music is absolutely worthy of the play, and is a perfect example of what incidental music should be.
"Shakespeare and Music" by Christopher Wilson
Incidental music written by Alfred Kreymborg.
"Fifty Contemporary One-Act Plays" by Various
A similar method has been employed with success in dramas for which incidental music has been written.
"Masters of French Music" by Arthur Hervey
Incidental music to play.
"Handel" by Romain Rolland
Incidental music, whether it be on, behind, or off-stage in the orchestra pit, ought to be rehearsed at least two or three times.
"How to Produce Amateur Plays" by Barrett H. Clark
No doubt the Fiend Alcohol who provided the incidental music at the head of his orchestra was smiling.
"The Drunkard" by Cyril Arthur Edward Ranger Gull
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In news:

Not so long ago, Marvin Gapultos was a marketing writer for a software company, and the Filipino food he grew up with was incidental music in an otherwise busy life.
Full disclosure, they're friends of mine, and I did ~15 minutes of incidental music on the project.
The program also includes Beethoven's incidental music for Goethe's "Egmont," with Erie Mills as the soprano soloist and Werner Klemperer narrating, and Mozart's Piano Concerto No 23 in A (K 488), with Richard Goode as the soloist.
The Green Kingdom Floatation Theme Incidental Music Tench.
Incidental music (aka: "The Moor's Revenge").
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