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tone poem Syllabification: tone po·em

Definition of tone poem in English:

noun

A piece of orchestral music, typically in one movement, on a descriptive or rhapsodic theme.
Example sentences
  • It was during this period that he wrote his most important, purely orchestral work, the tone poem 'Hero and Leander' for the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra.
  • Contemporary orchestral works are often commissioned as opening pieces for concerts, so it seems to be popular to use a variation of the Lisztian tone poem as the basic form of the piece.
  • The overall form of this quartet could easily be described as a chamber tone poem.

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