MUSIC

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type of serial music introduced by Arnold Schoenberg; uses a tone row formed by the twelve semitones of the chromatic scale (and inverted or backward versions of the row) 12-tone music , 12-tone system , twelve-tone music , twelve-tone system
choir music unaccompanied a cappella
United States composer who developed a distinctly American music (1900-1990) Aaron Copland , Copland
gradually increasing tempo of music accelerando
emphasis given speech, music accent
music suggesting drug-induced experiences acid rock
musical style that emerged in the 1960s; rock music inspired by or related to drug-induced experience acid rock , psychedelic rock
slow movement in music adagio
(music) a composition played in adagio tempo (slowly and gracefully) adagio
serious devotee of some particular music genre or musical performer aficionado
music created by African-American musicians; early forms were songs that had a melodic line and a strong rhythmic beat with repeated choruses African-American music , black music
Austrian composer in Schoenberg's twelve-tone music system (1885-1935) Alban Berg , Berg
Russian composer of orchestral and piano music (1872-1915) Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin , Aleksandr Scriabin , Scriabin
cadence (frequently ending church music) in which the chord of the subdominant precedes the chord of the tonic amen cadence , plagal cadence
slow, as in music andante , largo , lento , tardo
Austrian organist and composer of romantic music (1824-1896) Anton Bruckner , Bruckner
(Greek mythology) Greek god of light; god of prophesy and poetry and music and healing; son of Zeus and Leto; twin brother of Artemis Apollo , Phoebus , Phoebus Apollo
Russian composer (born in Armenia) whose works are romantic and reflect his interest in folk music (1903-1978) Aram Ilich Khachaturian , Aram Khachaturian , Khachaturian
Armenian composer who incorporated oriental folk music (1903-1978) Aram Kachaturian , Kachaturian
solo vocal piece that is accompanied by music and is part of a larger work aria
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