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- n. music produced by playing a musical instrument
- n. music intended to be performed by a musical instrument or group of instruments
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As Obadiah loved wind-music preferably to all the instrumental music he carried with him, — he very considerately set his imagination to work, to contrive and to invent by what means he should put himself in a condition of enjoying it.
In the year 1568, a session was held at Caerwys by the special command of Queen Elizabeth, and regular degrees in vocal and instrumental music were conferred on fifty-five minstrels.
Lesueur considered instrumental music an inferior genre, and although the C minor Symphony quite overwhelmed him, he gave it as his opinion that