Genres

melodrama
an extravagant comedy in which action is more salient than characterization
 
Requiem
a musical setting for a Mass celebrating the dead
 
quickstep
military march accompanying quick time
 
processional
religious music used in a procession
 
chant
a repetitive song in which as many syllables as necessary are assigned to a single tone
 
synthetism
a genre of French painting characterized by bright flat shapes and symbolic treatments of abstract ideas
 
skiffle
a style of popular music in the 1950s; based on American folk music and played on guitars and improvised percussion instruments
 
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
 
march
genre of music written for marching
 
cinema verite
a movie that shows ordinary people in actual activities without being controlled by a director
 
personal
a short newspaper article about a particular person or group
 
antiphonary
bound collection of antiphons
 
newsreel
a short film and commentary about current events
 
home movie
a film made at home by an amateur photographer
 
Christmas carol
joyful religious song celebrating the birth of Christ
 
schottische
music performed for dancing the schottische
 
Internationale
a revolutionary socialist anthem
 
feature
the principal (full-length) film in a program at a movie theater
 
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
 
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