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MUSICAL COMPOSITION. The act of congress of February 3, 1831, authorizes the granting of a copyright for a musical composition. A question was formerly agitated whether a composition published on a single sheet of paper, was to be considered a book, and it was decided in the affirmative. 2 Campb. 28, n.; 11 East, 244. See Copyright.

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Under the final regulations, a separate election must be made for each musical composition (or copyright in a musical work) sold or exchanged during the tax year.
Prior to these developments, the only way to reproduce a musical composition was as musical staff notation on paper.
The proposed rule provides that the duration of protection of a musical composition expires 70 years after the death of the last living author, whether he be an author of lyrics or a music composer.
Together they have worked to create a new musical composition constructed entirely from sound recordings from Crosby beach - the site of Gormley's Another Place installation.
Pala, a 45-year-old musician who lives near the southern Italian city of Lecce, began studying Leonardo's painting in 2003, after hearing on a news programme that researchers believed the artist and inventor had hidden a musical composition in the work.
Of course, choreography can be taught just as easily--and with as much hopeless difficulty--as musical composition, painting, or creative writing.
A cash prize of $3,000 will be awarded for the best musical composition, to be entitled "The Spirit of Discovery," an 8-12 minute orchestral work to honor the achievements of the world's brightest young scientific minds that will gather in New Mexico to compete for top honors at the annual Fair.
In addition, he is one of the talents behind Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life, an unusual Broadway-bound musical event opening in September in San Diego, and he has penned the lyrics for a 20-minute musical composition by Jake Heggie, "At the Statue of Venus," for soprano Renee Fleming that will mark the opening of a new opera house in Denver, also in September.
Now, the 32-year-old Haitian-American, who holds a doctorate in musical composition from the University of Michigan, combines hip-hop, jazz, classical, folk, and soul to create his own musical style.
A musical composition consists of rhythm, harmony and melody, and it is from these elements that originality is determined.
The students will perform a special musical composition while the Millennium Bridge opens and a tapestry made in both schools will be joined above the Tyne.