Concert Overture - Freestanding piece that tells a story from literature in instruments with no words or text. For example Romeo and Juliet Overture by Tchaikovsky

Incidental Music - Like background music for a play. For example Peer Gynt, A Midsummer Night's Dream

Program Symphony - A symphony that tells a story through music. For example the Pastorale Symphony by Beethoven.

Tone Poem or Symphonic Poem - A one movement piece that describes a po