Programme Music aims to represent a Mood, Story, Event, Scene or character without any words. Programme Music became popular in the ROMANTIC PERIOD (1820 - 1900).
The larger Romantic Orchestras enabled composers to use different instruments (timbres), greater contrasts in textures, they used less rigid structures and chromatic harmonies.
Grieg: Peer Gynt - Morning
Copland: - Billy the Kid - Gun Battle
von Suppé: – Light Cavalry Overture
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Film composers also want to portray emotions, people and stories, but the music must complement the action on screen.
Film music supports the action by:
- Creating and enhancing the mood
- Linking the appearances of the same character
- Reminding you of something off screen
- Creating suspense
- Providing continuity between scenes.
Birlin Foot Chase
Capsule in Space
Movie Theme Medley