What's a composer?
Is a composer the person who writes the music in a musical or the person who writes the words that are sung in music?
- Tony BLv 42 months ago
Generally in a musical the “composer” writes the music and the lyrics (words) are written by a “lyricist”. However, the term “composer” could be used to describe anyone who contributes to writing a song - words or lyrics.
In a more general sense, a “composer” could write the music, the lyrics or both.
A composer, lyricist and librettist, in different contexts, might all write lyrics.
- CharlesLv 62 months ago
curtisports2 is wrong. A composer can write anything; music, poetry. A lyricist is just a composer that doesn't compose the music.
- curtisports2Lv 72 months ago
A composer composes the music. A lyricist write the words.
Charles, the question was specific to the musical, not composers in general.
- οικοςLv 72 months ago
The words to the music are written by the librettist.
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- martinLv 72 months ago
The composer creates the tune, the melody. The lyricist writes the words the singer sings.
- KathyLv 72 months ago
They can be both of them.