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Definition of Orchestration


  1. The arrangement of music for an orchestra; orchestral treatment of a composition; -- called also instrumentation.

Orchestration Quotations

Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration.
Johannes Brahms

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
Thornton Wilder

The orchestration of press, radio and television to create a continuous, lasting and total environment renders the influence of propaganda virtually unnoticed precisely because it creates a constant environment.
Jacques Ellul

I don't think so much about verbal comedy. I always think about visual comedy. I was raised watching silents, and I'm always thinking about how to make cinema, not good talking - although I want good talking. I'm much more interested in framing, composition, and orchestration of bodies in space, and so forth.
Alexander Payne

I've learned a lot from the masters of orchestration, like Ravel and Stravinsky.
Esa-Pekka Salonen
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Orchestration Translations

orchestration in Dutch is orkestratie
orchestration in French is orchestration
orchestration in German is Instrumentation

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