set to music

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Verb1.set to music - write (music) for (a text)
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
compose, write - write music; "Beethoven composed nine symphonies"
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Here the poet improvised, whilst Ming Huang himself wrote down the verses that he afterwards set to music, and accompanied while the poet sang.
An opera is a play set to music, but this opera was never set to music, and never sung or acted.
Then, from above him, voice after voice took up the words, and from tree to tree echoed the music of the unseen choir, as the boys sang with all their hearts the little song that Jo had written, Laurie set to music, and the Professor trained his lads to give with the best effect.
It was as if it had never been written, or set to music, but sprung out of passion within her; which found imperfect utterance in the low sounds of her voice, and crouched again when all was still.
Nor did the burden of this performance bear any reference to love, or war, or wine, or loyalty, or any other, the standard topics of song, but to a subject not often set to music or generally known in ballads; the words being these:--'The worthy magistrate, after remarking that the prisoner would find some difficulty in persuading a jury to believe his tale, committed him to take his trial at the approaching sessions; and directed the customary recognisances to be entered into for the pros-e-cu-tion.
Or, in similar words to some that was set to music some time back:
Drayton Manor theme park, near Tamworth, was among the venues to draw the crowds with explosions set to music on both weekend evenings.
20 Newbury British Stallion Studs EBF Chalice Stakes 1m4f Listed RUK Card page 26 THE Queen's classy filly Set To Music will bid to return to winning ways for trainer Michael Bell when she tackles seven rivals this afternoon.
SET To Music faced what was probably an impossible task last time but an easier test awaits at Newbury tomorrow.
SET TO MUSIC can get Royal Ascot week off to a flying start for her owner Queen Elizabeth by scoring at Warwick.
Her Majesty has an important five days coming up with Carlton House and Momentary among her chances at the Royal meeting and like the last-named, Set To Music is trained by Michael Bell.
Nevertheless that was a decent run and eased back to Listed class for the Voute Sales Warwickshire Oaks Stakes, Set To Music must have an excellent chance.