Genres

Magnificat
(Luke) the canticle of the Virgin Mary (from Luke 1:46 beginning `Magnificat anima mea Dominum')
 
Negro spiritual
a kind of religious song originated by Blacks in the southern United States
 
schottische
music performed for dancing the schottische
 
comic opera
opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
 
rondeau
a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
 
wedding march
a march to be played for a wedding procession
 
cinema verite
a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
 
pean
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
 
personal
a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
 
piano sonata
a sonata for piano
 
Christmas carol
joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
 
shoot-'em-up
a movie featuring shooting and violence
 
recessional
a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
 
classical music
traditional genre of music conforming to an established form and appealing to critical interest and developed musical taste
 
modern jazz
any of various styles of jazz that appeared after 1940
 
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
 
Messiah
an oratorio composed by Handel in 1742
 
hymeneal
a wedding hymn
 
rock opera
an opera with rock music
 
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
 
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