THANK YOU! And also, a Beethoven Symphony isn’t a really great SONG!
Rogers and Hammerstein (I forget which one was the lyricist) put it so well
“A song’s not a song ’till you sing it”…….
Music intended to be without words is a piece, selection, composition, tune, work, etc. My third graders got that when I was teaching general music, so the concept is not at all exclusive.