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Musical composition   /mjˈuzɪkəl kˌɑmpəzˈɪʃən/   Listen
Musical composition

A musical work that has been created.  Synonyms: composition, opus, piece, piece of music.

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"Musical composition" Quotes from Famous Books

... of songs could not be expected to be large. In fact, he only knew one musical composition, and that was an African hymn which Cheditafa had taught him. This he now proceeded to execute. He threw back his head, as some of the others had done, and emitted a succession of grunts, groans, yelps, barks, squeaks, yells, and rattles which ...
— The Adventures of Captain Horn • Frank Richard Stockton

... spectacles. Your Frenchmen are revolutionising, wagering on tentative politics; your Germans ploughing in philosophy, thumbing classics, composing music of a novel order: both are marching, evolutionising, learning how to kill. Ridiculous Germans! capricious Frenchmen! We want nothing new in musical composition and abstract speculation of an indecent mythology, or political contrivances and schemes of Government, and we do not want war. Peace is the Goddess we court for the hand of her daughter Plenty, and we have won that jolly girl, and you are welcome to the marriage-feast; but avaunt new-fangled ...
— The Shaving of Shagpat • George Meredith

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