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com·pos·er

 (kəm-pō′zər)
n.
One that composes, especially a person who composes music.

composer

(kəmˈpəʊzə)
n
1. (Music, other) a person who composes music
2. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) a person or machine that composes anything, esp type for printing

com•pos•er

(kəmˈpoʊ zər)

n.
1. a person or thing that composes.
2. a person who writes music.
[1555–65]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.composer - someone who composes music as a professioncomposer - someone who composes music as a profession
contrapuntist - a composer who specializes in counterpoint
musician - artist who composes or conducts music as a profession
psalmist - a composer of sacred songs; "David is called The Psalmist because he is believed to be the author of the Book of Psalms"
ballad maker, songster, songwriter - a composer of words or music for popular songs
symphonist - a composer of symphonies

composer

Composers

Classical composers  Adolphe Adam (French), John Adams (U.S.), Isaac Albéniz (Spanish), Tomaso Albinoni (Italian), Gregorio Allegri (Italian), William Alwyn (British), George Antheil (U.S.), Thomas Arne (English), Malcolm Arnold (British), Daniel François Espirit Auber (French), Georges Auric (French), Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach (German), Johann Christian Bach (German), Johann Christoph Friedrich Bach (German), Johann Sebastian Bach (German), Wilhelm Friedemann Bach (German), Mily Alexeyevich Balakirev (Russian), Granville Bantock (British), Samuel Barber (U.S.), Béla Bartók (Hungarian), Arnold Bax (British), Ludwig van Beethoven (German), Vincenzo Bellini (Italian), Arthur Benjamin (Australian), Richard Rodney Bennett (British), Alban Berg (Austrian), Luciano Berio (Italian), Lennox Berkeley (British), Hector Berlioz (French), Leonard Bernstein (U.S.), Heinrich Biber (German), Harrison Birtwhistle (British), Georges Bizet (French), Arthur Bliss (British), Ernest Bloch (U.S.), Luigi Bocherini (Italian), Arrigo Boito (Italian), Francesco Antonio Bonporti (Italian), Aleksandr Porfirevich Borodin (Russian), Pierre Boulez (French), William Boyce (English), Johannes Brahms (German), Havergal Brian (British), Frank Bridge (British), Benjamin Britten (British), Max Bruch (German), Anton Bruckner (Austrian), John Bull (English), George Butterworth (British), Dietrich Buxtehude (Danish), William Byrd (English), John Cage (U.S.), Joseph Canteloube (French), John Alden Carpenter (U.S.), Eliot Carter (U.S.), Robert Carver (Scottish), Pablo Casals (Spanish), Emmanuel Chabrier (French), Gustave Charpentier (French), Marc-Antoine Charpentier (French), Ernest Chausson (French), Luigi Cherubini (Italian), Frédéric Chopin (Polish-French), Domenico Cimarosa (Italian), Jeremiah Clarke (English), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (British), Aaron Copland (U.S.), Arcangelo Corelli (Italian), François Couperin (French), Karl Czerny (Austrian), Luigi Dallapiccola (Italian), Peter Maxwell Davies (British), Claude Debussy (French), Léo Delibes (French), Frederick Delius (British), Josquin des Prés (Flemish), Vincent d'Indy (French), Ernst von Dohnányi (Hungarian), Gaetano Donizetti (Italian), Antal Doráti (U.S.), John Dowland (English), Paul Dukas (French), John Dunstable (English), Henri Duparc (French), Marcel Dupré (French), Maurice Duruflé (French), Henri Dutilleux (French), Antonín Dvořák (Czech), Edward Elgar (British), Georges Enesco (Romanian), Manuel de Falla (Spanish), John Farmer (English), Gabriel Fauré (French), John Field (Irish), Gerald Finzi (British), Friedrich von Flotow (German), César Franck (Belgian-French), Girolamo Frescobaldi (Italian), Wilhelm Fürtwangler (German), Andrea Gabrieli (Italian), Giovanni Gabrieli (Italian), George Gershwin (U.S.), Carlo Gesualdo (Italian), Orlando Gibbons (English), Alberto Ginastera (Argentinian), Philip Glass (U.S.), Aleksandr Konstantinovich Glazunov (Russian), Mikhail Ivanovich Glinka (Russian), Christoph Willibald Gluck (German), Eugene Goossens (Belgian-British), Henryk Górecki (Polish), Charles François Gounod (French), Percy Grainger (Australian), Enrique Granados (Spanish), Edvard Grieg (Norwegian), Ivor Gurney (British), Fromental Halévy (French), George Frederick Handel (German), Roy Harris (U.S.), Franz Joseph Haydn (Austrian), Michael Haydn (Austrian), Hans Werner Henze (German), Hildegard of Bingen (German), Paul Hindemith (German), Heinz Holliger (Swiss), Gustav Holst (British), Arthur Honegger (French), Johann Nepomuk Hummel (German), Englebert Humperdinck (German), Jacques Ibert (French), John Ireland (British), Charles Ives (U.S.), Leoš Janáček (Czech), Émile Jaques-Dalcroze (Swiss), Joseph Joachim (Hungarian), Daniel Jones (British), Aram Ilich Khachaturian (Armenian), Otto Klemperer (German), Oliver Knussen (British), Zoltán Kodály (Hungarian), Erich Korngold (Austrian), Franz Krommer (Moravian), Raphael Kubelik (Czech), Édouard Lalo (French), Constant Lambert (British), Roland de Lassus (Flemish), Henry Lawes (English), William Lawes (English), Franz Lehár (Hungarian), Ruggiero Leoncavallo (Italian), György Ligeti (Hungarian), Franz Liszt (Hungarian), George Lloyd (British), Matthew Locke (English), Karl Loewe (German), Jean Baptiste Lully (Italian-French), Witold Lutosƚawski (Polish), Elisabeth Lutyens (British), Guillaume de Machaut (French), James MacMillan (British), Elizabeth Maconchy (British), Gustav Mahler (Austrian), Luca Marenzio (Italian), Frank Martin (Swiss), Bohuslav Martinů (Czech), Steve Martland (British), Pietro Mascagni (Italian), Jules Émile Frédéric Massenet (French), Fanny Mendelssohn (German), Felix Mendelssohn (German), Gian Carlo Menotti (Italian), André Messager (French), Olivier Messiaen (French), Giacomo Meyerbeer (German), Darius Milhaud (French), Claudio Monteverdi (Italian), Thomas Morley (English), Leopold Mozart (Austrian), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Austrian), Thea Musgrave (British), Modest Petrovich Mussorgsky (Russian), Carl Otto Ehrenfried Nicolai (German), Carl Nielsen (Danish), Luigi Nono (Italian), Michael Nyman (British), Johannes Ockeghem (Flemish), Jacques Offenbach (German-French), John Ogdon (British), Carl Orff (German), Johann Pachelbel (German), Ignace Jan Paderewski (Polish), Niccolò Paganini (Italian), Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (Italian), Andrzej Panufnik (Polish-British), Hubert Parry (British), Arvo Pärt (Estonian), Krzystof Penderecki (Polish), Giovanni Battista Pergolesi (Italian), Francis Poulenc (French), Michael Praetorius (German), Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev (Russian), Giacomo Puccini (Italian), Henry Purcell (English), Sergei Vassilievich Rachmaninov (Russian), Jean Philippe Rameau (French), Maurice Ravel (French), Alan Rawsthorne (British), Max Reger (German), Steve Reich (U.S.), Ottorino Respighi (Italian), Vittorio Rieti (Italian), Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (Russian), Joaquín Rodrigo (Spanish), Sigmund Romberg (U.S.), Gioacchino Antonio Rossini (Italian), Mstislav Leopoldovich Rostropovich (Russian), Claude Joseph Rouget de Lisle (French), Albert Roussel (French), Edmund Rubbra (British), Anton Grigorevich Rubinstein (Russian), Camille Saint-Saëns (French), Antonio Salieri (Italian), Erik Satie (French), Alessandro Scarlatti (Italian), Domenico Scarlatti (Italian), Artur Schnabel (Austrian-U.S.), Alfred Schnittke (Russian), Arnold Schoenberg (Austrian), Franz Schubert (Austrian), William Schuman (U.S.), Clara Schumann (German), Robert Schumann (German), Heinrich Schütz (German), Aleksandr Nikolayvich Scriabin (Russian), Peter Sculthorpe (Australian), Roger Sessions (U.S.), Dmitri Dmitriyevich Shostakovich (Russian), Jean Sibelius (Finnish), Robert Simpson (English), Bedřich Smetana (Czech), Ethel Smyth (British), John Philip Sousa (U.S.), John Stainer (British), Charles Stanford (Irish), Karlheinz Stockhausen (German), Oscar Straus (French), Johann Strauss, the elder (Austrian), Johann Strauss, the younger (Austrian), Richard Strauss (German), Igor Fyodorovich Stravinsky (Russian-U.S.), Jan Pieterszoon Sweelinck Dutch, Karol Szymanowski (Polish), Toru Takemitsu (Japanese), Thomas Tallis (English), John Tavener (British), John Taverner (English), Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Russian), Georg Philipp Telemann (German), Mikis Theodorakis (Greek), Ambroise Thomas (French), Virgil Thomson (U.S.), Michael Tippett (British), Paul Tortelier (French), Edgar Varèse (French-U.S.), Ralph Vaughan Williams (British), Giuseppi Verdi (Italian), Tomás Luis de Victoria (Spanish), Heitor Villa-Lobos (Brazilian), Antonio Vivaldi (Italian), Richard Wagner (German), William Walton (British), David Ward (British), Peter Warlock (British), Carl Maria von Weber (German), Anton Webern (Austrian), Thomas Weelkes (English), Judith Weir (British), Egon Wellesz (Austrian-British), Gillian Whitehead (New Zealand), Malcolm Williamson (Australian), Hugo Wolf (Austrian), Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (Italian), Yannis Xenakis (Romanian-Greek), Alexander Zemlinsky (Austrian)
Popular composers, songwriters, and lyricists  Harold Arlen (U.S.), Burt Bacharach (U.S.), Joan Baez (U.S.), John Barry (British), Lionel Bart (British), Irving Berlin (Russian-U.S.), Leonard Bernstein (U.S.), David Bowie (English), Jacques Brel (Belgian), Nacio Herb Brown (U.S.), Sammy Cahn (U.S.), Hoagy Carmichael (U.S.), George Cohan (U.S.), Leonard Cohen (Canadian), Noel Coward (English), Willie Dixon (U.S.), Lamont Dozier (U.S.), Vernon Duke (Russian-U.S.), Bob Dylan (U.S.), Duke Ellington (U.S.), Stephen Foster (U.S.), George Gershwin (U.S.), W(illiam) S(chwenck) Gilbert (British), Gerry Goffin (U.S.), Jerry Goldsmith (U.S.), Woody Guthrie (U.S.), W(illiam) C(hristopher) Handy (U.S.), Marvin Hamlisch (U.S.), Oscar Hammerstein (U.S.), Lorenz Hart (U.S.), Jerry Herman (U.S.), Brian Holland (U.S.), Eddie Holland (U.S.), Mick Jagger (British), Maurice Jarre (French), Antonio Carlos Jobim (Brazilian), Elton John (British), Robert Johnson (U.S.), Jerome (David) Kern (U.S.), Carole King (U.S.), Kris Kristofferson (U.S.), Huddie `Leadbelly' Ledbetter (U.S.), Tom Lehrer (U.S.), John Lennon (British), Alan Jay Lerner (U.S.), Jerry Lieber (U.S.), Jay Livingston (U.S.), Andrew Lloyd-Webber (British), Frank Loesser (U.S.), Frederick Loewe (Austrian-U.S.), Paul McCartney (British), Ewan McColl (British), Kirsty McColl (British), Jimmy McHugh (U.S.), Henry Mancini (U.S.), Barry Manilow (U.S.), Barry Mann (U.S.), Joni Mitchell (Canadian), Thelonious (Sphere) Monk (U.S.), Van Morrison (Irish), Willie Nelson (U.S.), Ivor Novello (British), Doc Pomus (U.S.), Cole Porter (U.S.), Keith Richards (British), William `Smokey' Robinson (U.S.), Tim Rice (British), Richard Rodgers (U.S.), Sigmund Romberg (Hungarian-U.S.), Howard Shore (Canadian), Paul Simon (U.S.), Stephen Sondheim (U.S.), Mike Stoller (U.S.), Billy Strayhorn (U.S.), Barrett Strong (U.S.), Jule Styne (U.S.), Arthur Sullivan (British), Allen Toussaint (U.S.), Johnny Van Heusen (U.S.), Tom Waites (U.S.), Harry Warren (U.S.), Jimmy Webb (U.S.), Cynthia Weil (U.S.), Kurt Weill (German-U.S.), Norman Whitfield (U.S.), Hank Williams (U.S.), John Williams (U.S.), Brian Wilson (U.S.), Vincent Youmans (U.S.)
Translations
مُؤَلِّف مُوسِيقِيّمُؤَلِّف موسيقي
skladatelspisovatel
komponist
säveltäjä
skladatelj
alkotókomponistaszerzőzeneszerzõzeneszerző
tónskáld
作曲家
작곡가
skladateľ
skladatelj
kompositör
นักแต่งเพลง
nhà soạn nhạc

composer

[kəmˈpəʊzəʳ] Ncompositor(a) m/f

composer

[kəmˈpəʊzər] n [music, symphony, song] → compositeur/trice m/f

composer

n
(Mus) → Komponist(in) m(f)
(of letter, poem etc)Verfasser(in) m(f)

composer

[kəmˈpəʊzəʳ] n (Mus) → compositore/trice

compose

(kəmˈpəuz) verb
1. to form by putting parts together. A word is composed of several letters.
2. to write (eg music, poetry etc). Mozart began to compose when he was six years old.
3. to control (oneself) after being upset.
comˈposed adjective
(of people) quiet and calm. She looked quite composed.
comˈposer noun
a writer, especially of a piece of music.
composition (kompəˈziʃən) noun
1. something composed, eg music. his latest composition.
2. the act of composing. the difficulties of composition.
3. an essay written as a school exercise. The children had to write a composition about their holiday.
4. the parts of which a thing is made. Have you studied the composition of the chemical?
comˈposure (-ʒə) noun
calmness. I admired her composure.

composer

مُؤَلِّف مُوسِيقِيّ skladatel komponist Komponist συνθέτης compositor säveltäjä compositeur skladatelj compositore 作曲家 작곡가 componist komponist kompozytor compositor композитор kompositör นักแต่งเพลง besteci nhà soạn nhạc 作曲家
References in classic literature ?
and a clutch at his hair, as became a distracted composer.
For some reason or other the queen had the composer hanged, after dinner.
She said that this composer had made a complete revolution in music and was burying the old masters one by one.
The young men, therefore, had reason to consider themselves fortunate in having the opportunity of hearing one of the best works by the composer of "Lucia di Lammermoor," supported by three of the most renowned vocalists of Italy.
My friend was an enthusiastic musician, being himself not only a very capable performer but a composer of no ordinary merit.
On the whole I incline to the latter view, since the matter was evidently important, and it is unlikely that the composer of such a letter would be careless.
There seemed no particular reason why the sale of that waltz should not have been as small and as slow as that of any other waltz by an unknown composer.
The painter, the sculptor, the composer, the epic rhapsodist, the orator, all partake one desire, namely to express themselves symmetrically and abundantly, not dwarfishly and fragmentarily.
This is what is to be read, on the subject of his dramatic triumphs, in 1483, in the accounts of the "Ordinary:" "To Jehan Marchand and Pierre Gringoire, carpenter and composer, who have made and composed the mystery made at the Chãtelet of Paris, at the entry of Monsieur the Legate, and have ordered the personages, clothed and dressed the same, as in the said mystery was required; and likewise, for having made the scaffoldings thereto necessary; and for this deed,--one hundred livres.
Hilbery, who had a very sweet voice, trolled out a famous lyric of her father's which had been set to an absurdly and charmingly sentimental air by some early Victorian composer.
music is apparently by that eminent composer, Richard Wagner.
We stole out of the room on tiptoe, and left Miserrimus Dexter--poet, composer, and madman--in his peaceful sleep.