programme music

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n programme music musical compositions intended to evoke images or remind the listener of events
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Programme music (Mus) descriptive instrumental music which requires an argument or programme to explain the meaning of its several movements.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Programme music music meant to give the hearers, by means of instruments, without words, the impressions of scenes and incidents
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L.,—Gr. programmapro, before, graphein, to write.

Usage

In literature:

He will be like a man listening to programme-music and knowing nothing of the programme.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
Usually the programme contains some examples of modern French music (a delicate horror by Ravel, perhaps) and of the early Italians.
"Nights in London" by Thomas Burke
Her music teacher placed her on the programme.
"The Root of Evil" by Thomas Dixon
Besides, we have the story in our minds as with programme music.
"Diversions in Sicily" by H. Festing Jones
And yet they do not know enough to make up a programme of such music as they can sing, and such as the audience want.
"Peck's Sunshine Being a Collection of Articles Written for Peck's Sun, Milwaukee, Wis. - 1882" by George W. Peck
Music, too, in some of its manifestations, as in song, the opera, and programme music, has a representative and illustrative character.
"The Gate of Appreciation" by Carleton Noyes
I enclose you the programme of music during and after dinner.
"A Portrait of Old George Town" by Grace Dunlop Ecker
Besides the sports and other attractions, there was always a programme of music and speeches after tea.
"Duncan Polite" by Marian Keith
The programme included music, theatricals, and dancing.
"'Jena' or 'Sedan'?" by Franz Beyerlein
A charming programme of music and recitations was gone through.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
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In news:

'Emily Howell' is a computer program that composes classical music by following rules of music its programmer taught it.
That's the question posed by this boozy, often cheeky destination, created by four Bostonian programmers and music fans in 2011.
This weekend, over one hundred of the West Coast's most gifted programmers gathered at the second Hollywood Hack Day in Los Angeles to create the next applications that may change the music industry.
Most TV shows are now scored with electronically generated music, and at least half a dozen major film composers owe their careers to the fact that they used to be talented synth programmers.
The music star tells a London conference about his "American Idol" for tech and science geniuses, why he texts on "The Voice" UK and says programmers lack original ideas.
Nicola Christie with a special programme of music from Romanian composers and performers.
Alert) first ever music hackathon, a round-the-clock competition by teams of computer programmers, artists, and designers to produce music software applications, will be held on Nov 10 and 11 at the Stata Center, 32 Vassar Street.
Before that she served as music programmer for two college radio shows at Long Beach City College on stations KLBC and KCTY.
(Usually when I have the privilege of being on the air it is late at night as a substitute host/music programmer of overnight music mixes.
The Morning Blend combines the resources of the station's news and music programmers to create a blend of information and entertainment designed to help you start your day.
Vice president of programming for the Music Center, which is the operator and programmer for Grand Park.
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