Genres

bebop
an early form of modern jazz (originating around 1940)
 
rondeau
a musical form that is often the last movement of a sonata
 
canticle
a hymn derived from the Bible
 
sonatina
a short and simple sonata
 
parable
a short moral story (often with animal characters)
 
recessional
a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
 
slow motion
a movie that apparently takes place at a slower than normal speed; achieved by taking the film at a faster rate
 
dance music
a genre of popular music composed for ballroom dancing
 
soul
a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
 
bouffe
opera with a happy ending and in which some of the text is spoken
 
paper
a scholarly article describing the results of observations or stating hypotheses
 
outsider art
a genre of art and outdoor constructions made by untrained artists who do not recognize themselves as artists
 
anthem
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
 
square-dance music
music performed for square dancing
 
operetta
a short amusing opera
 
religious music
genre of music composed for performance as part of religious ceremonies
 
collage film
a movie that juxtaposes different kinds of footage
 
travesty
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
 
funeral march
a slow march to be played for funeral processions
 
pean
(ancient Greece) a hymn of praise (especially one sung in ancient Greece to invoke or thank a deity)
 
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