Definition of composer in English:


Pronunciation /kəmˈpōzər/ /kəmˈpoʊzər/

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  • A person who writes music, especially as a professional occupation.

    ‘Mozart was her favorite composer’
    • ‘There are also composers who write concert music that cries out to be used in films.’
    • ‘In addition to his dramatic music, he was a notable composer of chamber music for strings.’
    • ‘Last week we delved into the world of classical music composers who had been inspired by the beautiful game.’
    • ‘It points up his similarities to classical composers like Debussy and Chopin.’
    • ‘As always it is a matter of time before the ideas composers write today will be fully dissimulated.’
    • ‘For the concert, the composers have written a variety of pieces that are aimed at the talents of the young musicians.’
    • ‘His great grandfather was a great folk music composer in Norway and wrote a lot of fiddle tunes.’
    • ‘Igor Stravinsky was the first composer to have his complete works recorded while he was still alive.’
    • ‘The pair will play their own compositions alongside a varied programme of music by other composers.’
    • ‘On this view, a human being might be compared to a composer or songwriter creating a piece of music.’
    • ‘A score like this from a composer as vital to contemporary music as Ligeti has to be recorded.’
    • ‘He was also a gifted music scholar, composer and pianist - a talent now beyond him due to his illness.’
    • ‘Vladigerov is one of the first Bulgarian composers whose music is recognised all over the world.’
    • ‘There cannot have been many, if any, concerts in York that were entirely devoted to music by women composers.’
    • ‘Bogard, on the other hand, is a promoter of new music and an advocate of music by women composers.’
    • ‘He regards him as one of the leading composers of liturgical music in the country.’
    • ‘Anyway, imagine for a second that you are the composer of music for television programmes.’
    • ‘He studied the work of classical composers like Debussy and Stravinsky.’
    • ‘You can play them as well, as the composer has included the sheet music for all nine tunes in the CD booklet.’
    • ‘However, he laments the fact that some composers have never written for their instrument.’
    melodist, symphonist, songwriter, singer-songwriter, songster, writer
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