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
Fischer inhabited her role completely, and the composer wrote long, lyrical arioso for her.
BY MELISSA RUGGIERI/AJC Music Scene There are a handful of film composers who fit the rock star category: John Williams, Danny Elfman, James Newton Howard, Thomas Newman and Howard Shore are among them.
At Sunday’s closing concert, standing onstage with members of Ensemble Signal at the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse, the conductor Brad Lubman explained that the best way to get to know a classical composer was through his chamber work.
Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, the artist behind the scores for films like Up, Rogue One, and Jurassic World.
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.
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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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