The Music Theory of Concluding Pieces

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last posted April 2, 2021, 2:18 p.m.

Thought while watching movie credits scroll:

Are there some pieces of music more suitable than others as "closer" music? (e.g., scroll credits and that sort of thing)? If so, what is it that gives it this quality?

I mean, we all know for example that a minor key & slow tempo can make a piece "sad"; so what makes a piece feel like "aaand that's a wrap"?

This is how I originally phrased the question on Twitter & Facebook.

8 later thoughts