• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Music-pen a pen marking at once a series of fine parallel lines for music
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. musique—L. musica—Gr. mousikē (technē, art), mousa, a muse.


In literature:

He had a trenchant pen, and, with unfailing consistency, criticised the musical conditions of Leipzig adversely.
"Maurice Guest" by Henry Handel Richardson
Ere I took up my pen, I was sitting with a pleasant company of friends, listening to music, and speaking, with the rest, light words.
"Friends and Neighbors" by Anonymous
The nub of modern piano music is in the study, the most formally reckless Chopin ever penned.
"Chopin: The Man and His Music" by James Huneker
Pen heard Blanche's piano breaking out into brilliant music as he went down to join his uncle; and they walked away together.
"The History of Pendennis" by William Makepeace Thackeray
He arose, lit the lamp, and got out pens and music paper.
"The World's Great Men of Music" by Harriette Brower
Her pen moves rapidly across the page; she is writing a Musical Recollection, we may presume.
"The Story of a Summer" by Cecilia Cleveland
He spun off a lot of new music at the piano, much of it coming from his own pen.
"Villa Elsa" by Stuart Henry
He should be penned behind the bars of his own mad music.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
The following popular songs from his pen are published with music of his own composition.
"The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volumes I-VI." by Various
The music and something in Jim's face touched Pen.
"Still Jim" by Honoré Willsie Morrow
Music, especially classic music, exerts a great influence on the products of his pen.
"Methods of Authors" by Hugo Erichsen
Music seems to flow from his pen as naturally as rain from the cloud or song from the throat of the thrush.
"The Life or Legend of Gaudama" by Right Reverend Paul Ambroise Bigandet
He wished to work on something, but the music-paper remained untouched beneath his pen.
"Asbeïn" by Ossip Schubin
He had a piano, a table, music-paper, and pen and ink sent there.
"Memories of a Musical Life" by William Mason
Like a covey of birds rising, they emerged from the pen made by the music-stand and organ, and moved in a modest group towards the door.
"For the Major" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
She had heard I was clever with my pen, and she had a piece of music to copy.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 63, No. 389, March 1848" by Various
There were also disposed there sheets of music-paper, a pen and ink-bottle, and a box of cigarettes.
"Dodo's Daughter" by E. F. Benson

In poetry:

Now garden, converse, book, or pen,
Tea, supper, music, please till ten;
When the bell rings "to bring a light,"
I rise, and burrow for the night.
"A Day" by William Hutton
There is no sound within the cottage now,
But my pen and the sound of long rain
Heavy and musical, I must think again
To find so sweet a noise, and cannot anyhow.
"Midnight" by Ivor Gurney
What time for books and music, when
The lambs were bleating in their pen,
The chickens peeping at the door;
The rodent gnawing at the churn,
The buckwheat wafers crisped to burn,
The kettle boiling o'er?
"Never Had A Chance" by Hattie Howard
Glory in being a poet, with a life in the eyes of the gods,
Shaping oracular music to strike on the hearts of men;
Glory in tracking error to the mouth of her foul abodes,
And striking her dead with a sword in the shape of a paltry pen.
"Glory" by Alexander Anderson

In news:

Emma Thompson penned a previous draft of the musical.
Emma Thompson penned a previous draft of the musical, which is being produced by Will Smith and Jay-Z.
The brilliant Syd Arthur pens new chapter in progressive music.
Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison, including co-wr.
Glen Hansard could pen a musical adaptation of the alphabet and fill it with enough emotional drama that you'd be exhausted by the time he reaches QRS.
Texas teen auditions for 'Nashville Star,' doesn't win but uses the experience as motivation to sharpen her pen so that she can release her own melodic country music years later.
Bill Dees emerged from his days as an out-of-cash young songwriter to pen tunes recorded by Johnny Cash, Loretta Lynn and other country music greats, but the centerpiece of his career was his work with Roy Orbison , including co-wr.
Although she has not released an album since 2009?s 'It's Not Me, It's You,' she is said to have been penning new songs and planning a musical comeback.
American composer Terry Riley, who penned the 1960s piece "In C" that earned him his reputation as "the father of minimalism" in music, thinks the pendulum will swing back to that magical time.
The star of "Do the Right Thing" and a million other movies did a read-through for producers last night at Sardi's of " Capone ," a one-man musical written by Robert Mitchell, who's also penned shows about Joe DiMaggio and Vincent van Gogh.
Fascinating music constantly bubbles up from the caldron that is Chicago jazz, the latest example coming from the horn and pen of Josh Berman.
Dylan Jones, British GQ editor, turns pen on pop music.
1814 – Francis Scott Key pens a poem which is later set to music and in 1931 becomes America's national anthem, 'The Star-Spangled Banner' (More info).
The musical "Next to Normal" — a daring look into bipolar disorder penned by Issaquah native Brian Yorkey and nurtured at Village Theatre — has won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
Dylan Jones, British GQ editor, turns pen on pop music .