MUS 468 Harvard University Forerunners of Film and Music Report


Chapter 4 discusses a variety of 19th-century musical types that can be considered to be forerunners of film music. Describe three of these, including their basic qualities, important composers, and similarities to film music. Forerunners mentioned were descriptive music, programmatic music and incidental music.


  • Format: typed with double-spacing
  • Length: at least 3 fully developed paragraphs
  • Use footnotes only if you quote a source.