Genres

operetta
a short amusing opera
 
silents
a movie without a soundtrack
 
progressive rock
a style of rock music that emerged in the 1970s; associated with attempts to combine rock with jazz and other forms; intended for listening and not dancing
 
quickstep
military march accompanying quick time
 
processional march
a march to be played for processions
 
high comedy
a sophisticated comedy; often satirizing genteel society
 
schottische
music performed for dancing the schottische
 
thriller
a suspenseful adventure story or play or movie
 
Requiem
a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
 
spaghetti Western
a low-budget Western movie produced by a European (especially an Italian) film company
 
sidebar
a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story
 
personal
a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
 
folk art
genre of art of unknown origin that reflects traditional values of a society
 
hillbilly music
country music originating in mountainous regions of southern United States
 
tragedy
drama in which the protagonist is overcome by some superior force or circumstance; excites terror or pity
 
disco
popular dance music (especially in the late 1970s); melodic with a regular bass beat; intended mainly for dancing at discotheques
 
Hare Krishna
a chant to the Hindu god Krishna
 
musical drama
opera in which the musical and dramatic elements are equally important; the music is appropriate to the action
 
rockabilly
a fusion of black music and country music that was popular in the 1950s; sometimes described as blues with a country beat
 
rough cut
the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
 
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