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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

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

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

The improvisational nature of jazz musicianship is such that a truly competent performer must be prepared to function as an on-the-spot composer who is expected to contribute to the orchestration in progress, not simply to execute the score as it is written and rehearsed.
Albert Murray

Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.
Thornton Wilder

I went to study some orchestration stuff because I got so inspired working with all the orchestras.
Dido Armstrong
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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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