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Why separate movements?
What might be a good idea for anyone who decides to further develop this article in the future is to include a section explaining why music was eventually broken up into separate, self-contained movements, and when this was first done. --Todeswalzer|Talk 03:38, 8 November 2006 (UTC)
Agreed, also some intuition into how long a movement should be given (like, is it just the enough time to create a mood? Why is an average pop song 3-4 mins, an average rock song 7-8 mins, and a typical movement is around 10 mins?) 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:08, 27 October 2008 (UTC)
I don't think discussion of pop song lengths really belongs here at all. Movements have no application in pop music. There's really no reason to reference pop. I think you'll find, once there are enough decent references here, that there are NO real set rules regarding length of a movement. I believe you will find that for the most part, it's determined by the composer. IMHO: Movements are really separate sections of ANY composition that can be played as self contained works. Each movement would have all the elements of a complete work, but also work well when played together as a single piece. I highly doubt this subject can ever be covered well without discussing opinions. Different sources are GOING to reveal different ideas, some in conflict with others. The best you can hope for is a few things that MOST sources agree on. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 22.214.171.124 (talk) 15:15, 19 June 2009 (UTC)
====Modern Music==== Respectfully disagree. While a lot of modern music is pap, as is most from any era, a lot of modern music makes extensive use of the movement device. Indeed it was essential to much of the Beatles produced music, to that of Roxy Music and Early Elton John. Music is a universal language. By claiming it as some exclusive province of the 19th century, we do a disservice to the composers of the 19th century who were, in their day, every bit as rebellious and institutionally reviled as Johnny Rotten ever was. surfingus (talk) 13:30, 25 October 2012 (UTC)