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someone who composes music as a profession

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Whatever it was, it simmered to some purpose, for he grew more and more discontented with his desultory life, began to long for some real and earnest work to go at, soul and body, and finally came to the wise conclusion that everyone who loved music was not a composer.
The poor queen was so scared and humbled that she was even afraid to hang the composer without first consulting me.
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.
Dutocq believes in the principles of the grand air composed by the sublime Rossini for Basilio,--which goes to show, by the bye, that the great composer was also a great politician.
And how could I endure to be a man, if man were not also the composer, and riddle-reader, and redeemer of chance!
There was, as it were, a continual beginning, a preparation of the musical expression of some feeling, but it fell to pieces again directly, breaking into new musical motives, or simply nothing but the whims of the composer, exceedingly complex but disconnected sounds.
A youngish composer in pass of becoming famous was discoursing from a music stool to two thick men whose backs looked old, and three slender women whose backs looked young.
But I think that for most young composers it's not the interesting medium.
The American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) will present its distinguished Henry Mancini Award to John Debney and its prestigious Golden Note Award to Mark Snow at the 20th annual ASCAP Film and Television Awards gala on April 27th at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.