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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.
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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.
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vvWhattheysay Michael Bell, trainer of Set To Music "The form of her Haydock run was franked big time by Great Heavens in Ireland and she's the one with the form in the book.
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This morning I caught myself humming "Trees," Joyce Kilmer's poem set to music.
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He has photographed much of North Wales" stunning bird life with the pictures, set to music by Victoria Williams, online at dailypost.
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This four-track EP showcases tracks from his debut album due out in October, and includes traditional Scottish songs (complete with bagpipes) and a beautifully arranged French mediaeval poem set to music.
Appropriate for children of all ages, but especially for boys and girls ages 5 to 9, the picturebook, No One Can Ever Steal Your Rainbow, is written by Barbara Meislin and illustrated by Helen Webber, and features an accompanied by a CD that contains the entire story set to music.
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