set (something) to music

set (something) to music

To arrange for a piece of music to accompany something. Often used in passive constructions. I actually think that scene in the film would have worked much better had it not been set to music. The way I create songs is to first write a poem and then set it to music.
See also: music, set, to
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

set something for something

to adjust something for a particular setting. I set the thermostat for a lower temperature. Please set the air conditioning for about 75 degrees.
See also: for, set

set something to music

to write a piece of music to accompany a set of words. The musician set my lyrics to music. The rock band set the poem to music.
See also: music, set, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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