What is incidental music?

  • (noun): Music composed to accompany the action of a drama or to fill intervals between scenes.

Incidental Music

Incidental music is music in a play, television program, radio program, video game, film or some other form not primarily musical. The term is less frequently applied to film music, with such music being referred to instead as the "film score" or "soundtrack".

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List Of Compositions By Zdeněk Fibich
... DeathHippodamia Trilogy – Hippodamia's Death in 4 acts text by Jaroslav Vrchlický Incidental music 007 – 1865 Ouvertura k Shakespearovu dramatu ... Komenského Music for a Tableau Vivant for the Celebrations of the 300th Anniversary of the Birth of John Amos Comenius Incidental music 318 – 1896 Neklan, Hudba k tragéd ... Impressions from the Country for orchestra Suite piano 4-hand arrangement Chamber music 1869 ... Sonatina d moll Sonatina in D minor for violin and piano Chamber music 174 – 1872 Klavírn ...
Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons - Production - Music
... Music for Captain Scarlet was composed by Barry Gray, an innovator in electronic music, who had scored all the Supermarionation series preceding it ... he came up with worked very well." In addition to the main theme, Gray scored incidental music for 18 episodes of Captain Scarlet between March and December 1967 ... re-using these completed tracks as well as music from previous Anderson productions such as Thunderbirds ...
Incidental Music - Types - Loop
... Short sequences of recorded music called loops are sometimes designed so that they can be repeated indefinitely and seamlessly as required to accompany visuals ... These are often used as background music in documentary and trade films ...

Famous quotes containing the words music and/or incidental:

    If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
    José Bergamín (1895–1983)

    Besides, our action on each other, good as well as evil, is so incidental and at random, that we can seldom hear the acknowledgments of any person who would thank us for a benefit, without some shame and humiliation. We can rarely strike a direct stroke, but must be content with an oblique one; we seldom have the satisfaction of yielding a direct benefit, which is directly received.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)