Genres

column
an article giving opinions or perspectives
 
vernacular art
a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
 
macumba
popular dance music of Brazil; derived from the practices of the macumba religious cult
 
short subject
a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
 
commedia dell'arte
Italian comedy of the 16th to 18th centuries improvised from standardized situations and stock characters
 
bebop
an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
 
C and W
a simple style of folk music heard mostly in the southern United States; usually played on stringed instruments
 
landscape
a genre of art dealing with the depiction of natural scenery
 
doo-wop
a genre (usually a cappella) of Black vocal-harmony music of the 1950s that evolved in New York City from gospel singing; characterized by close four-part harmonies; the name derived from some of the nonsense syllables sung by the backup
 
acid rock
a musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience
 
concerto grosso
a baroque composition for orchestra and a group of solo instruments
 
slapstick
a boisterous comedy with chases and collisions and practical jokes
 
recessional
a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
 
marching music
genre of music written for marching
 
rock opera
an opera with rock music
 
Dies Irae
the first words of a medieval Latin hymn describing the Last Judgment (literally `day of wrath')
 
reggae
popular music originating in the West Indies; repetitive bass riffs and regular chords played on the off beat by a guitar
 
collage film
a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
 
peepshow
a short pornographic film shown in a small coin-operated booth
 
Mass
a musical setting for a Mass
 
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