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List of composers

Composers are people who write music.

A strong distinction is made amongst composers, lyricists and performers in such genres as classical and jazz. In other genres, such as popular and folk music, the term "songwriter", meaning someone who authors both music and lyrics, is more common than "composer"; a songwriter who also performs is a "singer/songwriter."

This page includes a list of composers sorted by genre. Other classifications can be found at:

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Classical music

Medieval European music (up to around 1500)

Renaissance Music (about 1500 - 1600)

Baroque Music (about 1600 - 1750)

Classical Music Era (about 1750 - 1800)

Romantic era (about 1800 - 1900)

Modern classical music (from around 1900)

Film composers Many classical composers have also written music for films. The following is a list of composers best known for their film work:

Video game composers

Ragtime

Jazz

Pop music

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