Musical composition can refer to an original piece of music, either a song or an instrumental music piece, the structure of a musical piece, or the process of creating or writing a new song or piece of music. People who create new compositions are called composers in classical music. In popular music and traditional music, the creators of new songs are usually called songwriters; with songs, the person who writes new words for a song is the lyricist. “Composition” is the act or practice of creating a song or other piece of music. In many cultures, including Western classical music, the act of composing typically includes the creation of music notation, such as a sheet music “score”, which is then performed by the composer or by other instrumental musicians or singers.
In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – Vinny Golia is a Woodwinds and Composition Instructor at the California Institute of the Arts. He is also a
In this clip from www.artistshousemusic.org – James Tenney was a pianist, composer and teacher and a student of some of the Twentieth century’s greatest composers,