Genres

antiphonal
bound collection of antiphons
 
soul
a secular form of gospel that was a major Black musical genre in the 1960s and 1970s
 
euphuism
an elegant style of prose of the Elizabethan period; characterized by balance and antithesis and alliteration and extended similes with and allusions to nature and mythology
 
folk ballad
a song that is traditionally sung by the common people of a region and forms part of their culture
 
pibroch
martial music with variations; to be played by bagpipes
 
fado
a sad Portuguese folksong
 
religious song
religious music for singing
 
musical theater
a play or film whose action and dialogue is interspersed with singing and dancing
 
detective story
a narrative about someone who investigates crimes and obtains evidence leading to their resolution
 
blues
a type of folksong that originated among Black Americans at the beginning of the 20th century; has a melancholy sound from repeated use of blue notes
 
pop
music of general appeal to teenagers; a bland watered-down version of rock'n'roll with more rhythm and harmony and an emphasis on romantic love
 
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
 
farce
a comedy characterized by broad satire and improbable situations
 
column
an article giving opinions or perspectives
 
coming attraction
a movie that is advertised to draw customers
 
boogie-woogie
an instrumental version of the blues (especially for piano)
 
op art
a style of abstractionism popular in the 1960s; produces dramatic visual effects with colors and contrasts that are difficult for the eye to resolve
 
magic realism
a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative or meticulously realistic painting are combined with surreal elements of fantasy or dreams
 
anthem
a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
 
Hallel
(Judaism) a chant of praise (Psalms 113 through 118) used at Passover and Shabuoth and Sukkoth and Hanukkah and Rosh Hodesh
 
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