Examples of opus in a Sentence
the composer's final opus was performed posthumously to great acclaim
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An amalgam of textures, tones and tempos, the 13-track opus delivers plenty of ear candy for guitar nerds to salivate over, but real heart — often a broken one — lies underneath its mazes of synth, stately piano and spaceship blips and beeps.
Kendrick Lamar’s incendiary, socio-political opus lost to Bruno Mars’ radio-pleasing nostalgia joyride.
Gene Knific’s Septet proved the most striking and satisfying opus, by far, the composer intertwining taut jazz rhythm with bracing, 21st century classical writing.
The Ever Fonky Lowdown— a musical opus focusing on matters of race in America.
Of Schumann’s three concertos, his 1853 opus is the weakest, hence its continuing neglect.
Hughes, equally well known in Britain for her popular historical documentaries, gives us an even heftier opus written with a classicist’s linguistic precision.
Bernstein’s Mass February 1-4 West Side Story may have been Leonard Bernstein’s opus, but the composer and pianist also achieved renown for his symphonic and orchestral works.
An opus by writer Ryan O’Sullivan made even better by Plaid Klaus’ magnificent art, and if this is not on the shortlists for miniseries of the year accolades, we (comics media) should just stop.
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A literary opus is often a single novel, though the word may sometimes refer to all of a writer's works. But opus normally is used for musical works. Mendelssohn's Opus 90 is his Italian Symphony, for example, and Brahms's Op. 77 is his Violin Concerto. Since many composers' works were never given opus numbers in an orderly way, they now often have catalog numbers assigned by later scholars. So Haydn's Symphony No. 104 is Hob.104 (Hob. is short for Anthony van Hoboken, the cataloger), and Mozart's Marriage of Figaro is K.492 (K. stands for Ludwig Köchel).
Origin and Etymology of opus
OPUS Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of opus for English Language Learners
: a piece of music written by a major composer
: an important work done by a writer, painter, etc.
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