music intended to convey an impression of a definite series of images, scenes, or events.
Words nearby program music
Compare absolute music.
Origin of program music
First recorded in 1880–85
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Examples from the Web for program music
It stands one of the masterpieces of program-music, in equal balance of pure beauty with the graphic plan.
Yet it must be yielded that Liszt's program-music was of the higher kind that dwells in symbols rather than in concrete details.