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Incidental music   /ˌɪnsɪdˈɛntəl mjˈuzɪk/   Listen
Incidental music

Music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes.

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"Incidental music" Quotes from Famous Books

... the concert ran its course, making a feeble incidental music to the dark emotions of the quadrangle. It ended somewhat before the close of Zuleika's rival show; and then the steps from the Hall were thronged by ladies, who, with a sprinkling of dons, stood in attitudes of refined displeasure and vulgar curiosity. The Warden was ...
— Zuleika Dobson - or, An Oxford Love Story • Max Beerbohm

... large stage in front, so brightly illuminated with variegated lamps, and pots of burning fat, is 'Richardson's,' where you have a melodrama (with three murders and a ghost), a pantomime, a comic song, an overture, and some incidental music, all done in ...
— Sketches by Boz - illustrative of everyday life and every-day people • Charles Dickens

Words linked to "Incidental music" :   composition, opus, piece, piece of music, musical composition

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