Definition of composer
: one that composes; especially : a person who writes music
Examples of composer in a Sentence
She prefers Mozart and Beethoven to modern composers.
a versatile composer whose works include operas, symphonies, concertos, and sonatas
Recent Examples of composer from the Web
A great composer and a great armpit-farter may be equally rich in their degree of talent, but not in the quality or desirability of their talents.
Composers like Jean Sibelius in Finland, Edvard Grieg in Norway and Antonín Dvořák in present-day Czech Republic, gained notoriety for incorporating indigenous musical idioms into their Western-style compositions.
But composer Henry Mancini, the man behind The Pink Panther theme, was able to create a tune specifically for Hepburn's limited range by watching her performance in Funny Face.
The particular séance the Times attended was meant to summon composer Leonard Bernstein, who once lived in their apartment.
But ultimately the program draws on music from Johann Sebastian Bach to contemporary Argentine composer Osvaldo Golijov to show how art, especially music, can give hope and meaning to existence.
The conflict, which did not stop in the soul of the composer, determined the confessional sound of Tchaikovsky’s music.
Hildebrand’s favorite record is an untitled album by Christian Marclay, a Swedish-American composer and visual artist.
Featured on the booming 14-track LP are, among others, the vulnerable and lilting vocals of singer Scarlet Parke, the humbling strings of composer Andrew Joslyn and the deft, upright bass playing of Evan Flory-Barnes.
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First Known Use of composer
COMPOSER Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of composer for English Language Learners
: a person who writes music
COMPOSER Defined for Kids
Definition of composer for Students
: a writer of music
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