orchestration : Definition, Usages, News and More

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awr kuh stray shuhn

  • n  an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band
  • n  the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
  • n  an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect
    the skillful orchestration of his political campaign

  • The colorful, fantastic orchestration that Stravinsky brought to his folk song-inspired melodies was clearly derived from Rimsky-Korsakov.
  • But there is a degree of conscious orchestration to those acts.
  • He was impressed by the orchestration of the event, as he watched boats carry tents and tables over to Cumberland, but had no suspicion whom the party was for.
News & Articles


  • David Paterson in New York Daily News (blog)
    Drumbeats remind me of orchestras and orchestras remind me of orchestration, so this whole idea that all these people got this idea at one time is rather hard for me to believe,Paterson told reporters, including the DN's Glenn Blain. "And...
  • Denis Coderre in CTV.ca
    In no way people should think at the (Quebec wing) that there's kind of an orchestration or a situation or putsch whatsoever. There's no such thing,Coderre said.

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