from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. One that composes, especially a person who composes music.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who composes; an author.
- n. Especially, one who composes music.
- n. : One who, or that which, quiets or calms.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.
- n. One who, or that which, quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which composes.
- n. One who composes musical pieces; a musical author.
- n. One who or that which quiets or calms; one who adjusts a difference or reconciles antagonists.
- n. In printing, a compositor.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. someone who composes music as a profession
For example, for a mail client which has one main window showing the mails and folders, and which can also have one or more windows for composing mails, the name for the folders window should be e.g. "mainwindow" and for the composer windows "composer#".
So, although there are nearly as many composers and sound designers working in theater as songwriters, to most directors, actors, and producers, the term composer means a person who writes musicals.
I may not know much, but I think I know a little bit about compositional practice — studying to be a composer is a lot of investigating how the old masters got from point A to point B, or even how they got to point A in the first place — and I can say that any attempt to generalize the way great works have come into being is a fool's errand.
Anyone who has ever seen the Underworld movies can recognize the sound a certain composer has.
This singer, songwriter and composer is probably best known for his performance in the television series, The Partridge Family, with his step-mother, Shirley Jones.
This time around, the legendary composer is searching for a "diamond in the rough" to play Nancy in his West End revival of Oliver!, based on the Dickens classic Oliver Twist.
There's dreadful news from the symphony hallthe composer is dead!
On the balcony above sit five versatile musicians who provide occasional mood elevations to the action in composer Nigel Hess 'clever pseudo-Elizabethan score.
While I get to speak with actors and directors all the time, getting to talk with a great composer is not the norm.
This singer/guitarist/composer is a beautiful performer who plays to a crowd: often he will construct a strain from ideas that children call out.