Examples from the Web for melodist
In 1825 Moore paid a visit to Scott, who pronounced the Irish melodist the "prettiest warbler" he had ever heard.
His songs prove him to be a melodist, the most original since Brahms in this form.Ivory Apes and Peacocks|James Huneker
Bellini was essentially a melodist, a lyric composer of ideallic naiveté.A Popular History of the Art of Music|W. S. B. Mathews
Italy has produced no melodist equal to him, and Germany only one—Franz Schubert.Chopin and Other Musical Essays|Henry T. Finck
Leoncavallo is never much of a melodist, and 'Pagliacci' teems with reminiscences.The Opera|R.A. Streatfeild