What is composition?

Some articles on composition, compositions:

William Bolcom - Life and Career
... At the age of 11, he entered the University of Washington to study composition privately with George Frederick McKay and John Verrall and piano with Madame Berthe Poncy Jacobson ... Paris Conservatoire, where he received the 2ème Prix de Composition ... he was named the Ross Lee Finney Distinguished University Professor of Composition at the University of Michigan, a position which he still holds ...
United States Senate Elections, 1972 - Senate Composition Before and After Elections
... Senate composition before the elections I D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D D R R R R R R R R R R R R R R R ...
Esa-Pekka Salonen - Composing
... Among Salonen's compositions are...auf den ersten blick und ohne zu wissen.. ... has stated that his time in California has helped him to be more "free" in his compositions ... to a pleasure principle" is how he described the composition of his breakthrough piece, "LA Variations," which the Philharmonic premiered in 1997 ...
Alexander Bain - Bibliography
... On Teaching English With Detailed Examples and an Enquiry Into the Definition of Poetry English Composition and Rhetoric Emotional qualities of style English Composition and Rhetoric Intellectual elements of ...
United States Senate Elections, 2008 - Results Summary - Change in Composition
... Senate composition before the elections R1 R11 R21 R31 R41 D48 D38 D28 D18 D8 R2 R12 R22 R32 R42 D47 D37 D27 D17 D7 R3 R13 R23 R33 R43 D46 D36 D26 D16 D6 R4 R14 R24 R34 R44 D45 ...

More definitions of "composition":

  • (noun): The spatial property resulting from the arrangement of parts in relation to each other and to the whole.
    Example: "Harmonious composition is essential in a serious work of art"
    Synonyms: composing
  • (noun): An essay (especially one written as an assignment).
    Example: "He got an A on his composition"
    Synonyms: paper, report, theme
  • (noun): Art and technique of printing with movable type.
    Synonyms: typography
  • (noun): Musical creation.
    Synonyms: composing
  • (noun): Something that is created by arranging several things to form a unified whole.
    Example: "He envied the composition of their faculty"
  • (noun): A mixture of ingredients.
  • (noun): The way in which someone or something is composed.
    Synonyms: constitution, makeup

Famous quotes containing the word composition:

    There was not a grain of poetry in the whole composition of Lord Fawn, and poetry was what her very soul craved;Mpoetry, together with houses, champagne, jewels, and admiration.
    Anthony Trollope (1815–1882)

    The proposed Constitution ... is, in strictness, neither a national nor a federal constitution; but a composition of both.
    James Madison (1751–1836)

    Pushkin’s composition is first of all and above all a phenomenon of style, and it is from this flowered rim that I have surveyed its seep of Arcadian country, the serpentine gleam of its imported brooks, the miniature blizzards imprisoned in round crystal, and the many-hued levels of literary parody blending in the melting distance.
    Vladimir Nabokov (1899–1977)