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date: 05 August 2020

incidental music (Fr.: musique de scène; Ger.: Bühnenmusik; It.: musica di scena). 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Jane BellinghamJane Bellingham

Music played during a performance of a spoken drama. Incidental music is of secondary importance to the speech (though this does not necessarily mean it has no dramatic significance) and thus the term is not used with reference to such forms as the operetta, musical, ... ...

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