Definition of Composer

1. Noun. Someone who composes music as a profession.

Specialized synonyms: Contrapuntist, Psalmist, Ballad Maker, Songster, Songwriter, Symphonist
Generic synonyms: Musician
Specialized synonyms: Ambrose, Saint Ambrose, St. Ambrose, Bach, Johann Sebastian Bach, Barber, Samuel Barber, Bartok, Bela Bartok, Beethoven, Ludwig Van Beethoven, Van Beethoven, Bellini, Vincenzo Bellini, Alban Berg, Berg, Berlioz, Hector Berlioz, Louis-hector Berlioz, Bernstein, Leonard Bernstein, Bizet, Georges Bizet, Blitzstein, Marc Blitzstein, Bloch, Ernest Bloch, Aleksandr Borodin, Aleksandr Porfirevich Borodin, Borodin, Boulez, Pierre Boulez, Brahms, Johannes Brahms, Benjamin Britten, Britten, Edward Benjamin Britten, Lord Britten Of Aldeburgh, Bruch, Max Bruch, Anton Bruckner, Bruckner, Byrd, William Byrd, Cage, John Cage, John Milton Cage Jr., Carlos Chavez, Chavez, Cherubini, Luigi Cherubini, Maria Luigi Carlo Zenobio Cherubini, Chopin, Frederic Francois Chopin, Aaron Copland, Copland, Arcangelo Corelli, Corelli, Couperin, Francois Couperin, Coward, Noel Coward, Sir Noel Pierce Coward, Czerny, Karl Czerny, Claude Achille Debussy, Claude Debussey, Debussy, Clement Philibert Leo Delibes, Delibes, Leo Delibes, Delius, Frederick Delius, Donizetti, Gaetano Donizetti, Dowland, John Dowland, Dukas, Paul Dukas, Antonin Dvorak, Dvorak, Elgar, Sir Edward Elgar, Sir Edward William Elgar, Enesco, George Enescu, Georges Enesco, Falla, Manuel De Falla, Cesar Franck, Franck, George Gershwin, Gershwin, Glinka, Mikhail Glinka, Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka, Christoph Willibald Von Gluck, Gluck, Charles Francois Gounod, Gounod, George Percy Aldridge Grainger, Grainger, Percy Aldridge Grainger, Percy Grainger, Edvard Grieg, Edvard Hagerup Grieg, Grieg, Fromental Halevy, Halevy, Jacques Francois Fromental Elie Halevy, Georg Friedrich Handel, George Frederick Handel, George Frideric Handel, Handel, Handy, W. C. Handy, William Christopher Handy, Franz Joseph Haydn, Haydn, Joseph Haydn, Hindemith, Paul Hindemith, Arthur Honegger, Honegger, Engelbert Humperdinck, Humperdinck, Ibert, Jacques Francois Antoine Ibert, Charles Edward Ives, Ives, Joachim, Joseph Joachim, Joplin, Scott Joplin, Aram Kachaturian, Kachaturian, Jerome David Kern, Jerome Kern, Kern, Aram Ilich Khachaturian, Aram Khachaturian, Khachaturian, Constant Lambert, Lambert, Leonard Constant Lambert, Lasso, Orlando Di Lasso, Roland De Lassus, Huddie Leadbetter, Leadbelly, Ledbetter, Franz Lehar, Lehar, Franz Liszt, Liszt, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Baron Lloyd Webber Of Sydmonton, Lloyd Webber, Frederick Loewe, Loewe, Giambattista Lulli, Jean Baptiste Lully, Lulli, Lully, Edward Macdowell, Macdowell, Gustav Mahler, Mahler, Jules Emile Frederic Massenet, Massenet, Felix Mendelssohn, Jakob Ludwig Felix Mendelssohn-bartholdy, Mendelssohn, Gian Carlo Menotti, Menotti, Giacomo Meyerbeer, Jakob Liebmann Beer, Meyerbeer, Darius Milhaud, Milhaud, Claudio Monteverdi, Monteverdi, Douglas Moore, Moore, Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Modest Moussorgsky, Modest Mussorgsky, Modest Petrovich Moussorgsky, Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky, Moussorgsky, Mussorgsky, Carl August Nielsen, Carl Nielsen, Nielsen, Jacques Offenbach, Offenbach, Orbison, Roy Orbison, Giovanni Pierluigi Da Palestrina, Palestrina, Piston, Walter Piston, Cole Albert Porter, Cole Porter, Porter, Francis Poulenc, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev, Giacomo Puccini, Puccini, Henry Purcell, Purcell, Rachmaninoff, Rachmaninov, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Sergei Rachmaninov, Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninoff, Sergei Vasilievich Rachmaninov, Jean-philippe Rameau, Rameau, Maurice Ravel, Ravel, Reich, Stephen Michael Reich, Steve Reich, Ottorino Respighi, Respighi, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimski-korsakov, Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-korsakov, Rimski-korsakov, Rimsky-korsakov, Richard Rodgers, Rodgers, Romberg, Sigmund Romberg, Giloacchino Antonio Rossini, Rossini, Anton Gregor Rubinstein, Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein, Anton Rubenstein, Rubinstein, Charles Camille Saint-saens, Saint-saens, Erik Alfred Leslie Satie, Erik Satie, Satie, Artur Schnabel, Schnabel, Arnold Schoenberg, Arnold Schonberg, Schoenberg, Schonberg, Franz Peter Schubert, Franz Schubert, Franz Seraph Peter Schubert, Schubert, Robert Alexander Schumann, Robert Schumann, Schumann, Clara Josephine Schumann, Schumann, Aleksandr Nikolayevich Scriabin, Aleksandr Scriabin, Scriabin, Andres Segovia, Segovia, Roger Huntington Sessions, Roger Sessions, Sessions, Dmitri Dmitrievich Shostakovich, Dmitri Shostakovich, Shostakovich, Jean Sibelius, Johan Julius Christian Sibelius, Sibelius, Bedrich Smetana, Smetana, Sondheim, Stephen Sondheim, John Philip Sousa, March King, Sousa, Johann Strauss, Strauss, Strauss The Elder, Johann Strauss, Strauss, Strauss The Younger, Richard Strauss, Strauss, Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky, Igor Stravinsky, Stravinsky, Arthur Seymour Sullivan, Arthur Sullivan, Sir Arthur Sullivan, Sullivan, Tallis, Thomas Tallis, Deems Taylor, Joseph Deems Taylor, Taylor, Peter Ilich Tchaikovsky, Peter Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Ilych Tchaikovsky, Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Tchaikovsky, Georg Philipp Telemann, Telemann, Thomson, Virgil Garnett Thomson, Virgil Thomson, Edgar Varese, Varese, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Vaughan Williams, Giuseppe Verdi, Guiseppe Fortunino Francesco Verdi, Verdi, Heitor Villa-lobos, Villa-lobos, Antonio Lucio Vivaldi, Antonio Vivaldi, Vivaldi, Richard Wagner, Wagner, Wilhelm Richard Wagner, Sir William Turner Walton, Sir William Walton, Walton, William Walton, Baron Karl Maria Friedrich Ernst Von Weber, Carl Maria Von Weber, Weber, Kurt Weill, Weill, Hugo Wolf, Wolf
Derivative terms: Compose

Definition of Composer

1. n. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music.

Definition of Composer

1. Noun. One who composes; an author. Specifically, an author of a piece of music. ¹

2. Noun. One who, or that which, quits or calms. ¹

¹ Source:

Definition of Composer

1. one that writes music [n -S]

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Literary usage of Composer

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Publications by Shakespeare Society (Great Britain) (1844)
"Hitherto it does not seem to have been known, that John Wilson was not merely a singer, but a composer, and in all probability the composer of " Sigh no ..."

2. Publications by Musical Antiquarian Society (1845)
"V.—John Wilson, the singer, in " Much ado about Nothing" a musical composer in Shakespeare.s Plays. Since I wrote the note on a passage ..."

3. Grove's Dictionary of Music and Musicians by George Grove (1907)
"It is sufficient to look at Repin's portrait of the composer painted shortly before his death, and compare it witli Borodin's account of the smart young ..."

4. Elson's Music Dictionary: Containing the Definition and Pronunciation of by Louis Charles Elson (1905)
"composer in all fields. Piano sonatas still important. Dvorak, Antonin (.Oiw-zhak. ... composer in all fields of music. Bohemian operas ; " Stabat Mater ..."

5. The Works of the English Poets, from Chaucer to Cowper: Including the Series by Samuel Johnson (1810)
"TO THE composer. THE form of this piece is an historical drama, for this reason amongst ... The composer will do well to have an eye to these distinctions, ..."

6. The Dictionary of Biographical Reference: Containing Over One Hundred by Lawrence Barnett Phillips (1889)
"1795 P. Person, William, American scholar and author ; composer; 1769-1819 K. 1793—1818 a. Persona, Christian, Italian monk, ..."

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