Genres

hip-hop
genre of African-American music of the 1980s and 1990s in which rhyming lyrics are chanted to a musical accompaniment; several forms of rap have emerged
 
rough cut
the first print of a movie after preliminary editing
 
primitivism
a genre characteristic of (or imitative of) primitive artists or children
 
short subject
a brief film; often shown prior to showing the feature
 
recessional
a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
 
sonata
a musical composition of 3 or 4 movements of contrasting forms
 
hot jazz
jazz that is emotionally charged and intense and marked by strong rhythms and improvisation
 
R and B
a combination of blues and jazz that was developed in the United States by Black musicians; an important precursor of rock 'n' roll
 
grand opera
opera in which all the text is sung
 
stream of consciousness
a literary genre that reveals a character's thoughts and feeling as they develop by means of a long soliloquy
 
fugue
a musical form consisting of a theme repeated a fifth above or a fourth below its first statement
 
symphonic music
a long and complex sonata for symphony orchestra
 
recessional march
a march to be played for processions
 
swing
a style of jazz played by big bands popular in the 1930s; flowing rhythms but less complex than later styles of jazz
 
hymeneal
a wedding hymn
 
folksong
a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
 
sidebar
a short news story presenting sidelights on a major story
 
punk
rock music with deliberately offensive lyrics expressing anger and social alienation; in part a reaction against progressive rock
 
three-D
a movie with images having three dimensional form or appearance
 
paean
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
 
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