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Melanie Larson ENGL 115 The Value of a Dictionary Word Choice 10/08/2009 The Composer Ideas across white pages caper Musical notes permanent to the paper The hand meets defeat As pages grow complete Interpretations will vary With what the musical papers carry Individualization set aside The meaning, it cannot hide Because the music will always portray The unique song wrote on that day From Wikepedia.com entries for “composer” A composer (Latin com + ponere , literally "one who puts together") is a person who creates music , usually by musical notation , for interpretation and performance . The level of distinction between composers and other musicians varies, which affects issues such as copyright and the deference given to individual interpretations of a particular piece of music. In the development of European music , the function of composing music initially did not have much greater importance than that of performing it. The
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Unformatted text preview: preservation of individual compositions did not receive enormous attention and musicians generally had no qualms about modifying compositions for performance. Over time, however, the written notation of the composer came to be treated as strict instructions from which performers should not deviate without good practical or artistic reason. Performers do, however, play the music and interpret it in a way that is all their own. In fact, in the concerto form, the soloist would often compose and perform a cadenza as a way to express their individual interpretation of the piece. The term "composer" is often used to refer to composers of instrumental music , such as those found in classical , jazz or other forms of art and traditional music . In popular and folk music , the composer is usually called a songwriter , since the music generally takes the form of a song ....
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