• WordNet 3.6
    • n orchestration the act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments
    • n orchestration an arrangement of events that attempts to achieve a maximum effect "the skillful orchestration of his political campaign"
    • n orchestration an arrangement of a piece of music for performance by an orchestra or band
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Orchestration (Mus) The arrangement of music for an orchestra; orchestral treatment of a composition; -- called also instrumentation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n orchestration In music, the act, process, science, or result of composing or arranging music for an orchestra; instrumentation. As a branch of musical study it includes the structure, technique, and tone-qualities of all orchestral instruments, their artistic combination and contrast, and the method by which intended effects are indicated in notation. It is properly the chief division of instrumentation, though the latter is often made equivalent to it.
    • n orchestration Figuratively, a harmonious arrangement as of colors in painting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Orchestration the arrangement of music for an orchestra: instrumentation
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  • Thornton Wilder
    “Literature is the orchestration of platitudes.”
  • Jimmy Page
    Jimmy Page
    “My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—Gr. orchēstraorchesthai, to dance.


In literature:

The orchestration of the day was heavy.
"Richard Wagner" by John F. Runciman
How did Berlioz come to have this genius for orchestration almost from the very first?
"Musicians of To-Day" by Romain Rolland
A brief orchestral prelude, less than twenty measures in length, introduces the opening scene of the first act.
"Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande" by Lawrence Gilman
Jack wakened the first morning at daybreak to the muted orchestration of mating birds, the song of a thousand sweet-voiced, unseen warblers.
"Poor Man's Rock" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
Composers are restricted in the introduction of harp passages in their orchestral scores, owing to the paucity of harpists.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 643, April 28, 1888" by Various
His choruses were full of energy and fire, his orchestral effects rich and massive.
"Great Italian and French Composers" by George T. Ferris
The era of Sunday orchestral concerts had begun, but that day, to Jim's regret, the singer was not a contralto.
"The Stolen Singer" by Martha Idell Fletcher Bellinger
All orchestral instruments are supposed to be tuned to concert pitch.
"Piano Tuning" by J. Cree Fischer
It is but an excellent theme, wanting orchestration.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
I've just finished the orchestration.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
For still fuller details some work on orchestration will have to be consulted.
"Music Notation and Terminology" by Karl W. Gehrkens
The orchestral numbers were all new.
"Sixty Years of California Song" by Margaret Blake-Alverson
One cannot at all rearrange his orchestration.
"Musical Portraits" by Paul Rosenfeld
I've heard few of his larger orchestral works.
"Unicorns" by James Huneker
How can my thin piano score reproduce that richly glowing orchestration?
"Immortal Youth" by Lucien Price
Paganini wrote the solo part of his first concerto in D (tuning his violin a semitone higher), and the orchestral parts in E flat.
"Nicolo Paganini: His Life and Work" by Stephen Samuel Stratton
It is an orchestral yawn.
"The Journal of a Disappointed Man" by Wilhelm Nero Pilate Barbellion
The sting and glamour of the Liszt orchestral music has compelling quality.
"Franz Liszt" by James Huneker
"The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)" by Florence May
Our guides had placed a double row of lights over the orchestral bridge, which were reflected on the black stream beneath.
"Over the Ocean" by Curtis Guild

In poetry:

We knoo 'e'd been a bonzer in 'is day
Afore 'e struck the slum in Scrooge's Lane.
I've orfen 'eard it said 'e useter play
In some swell orchestrer fer fancy pay.
An' there 'e sat, in 'is ole shabby soot,
An' wouldn't play the flute.
"The Disagreeable Musician" by C J Dennis

In news:

Shippers and carriers must collaborate to orchestrate consistent on-time pickups and deliveries.
Using a few of Oprah's favorite books, David orchestrates an illusion that leaves Oprah and her team speechless.
Columbia, 1960 This collaboration between Davis and arranger Gil Evans took 15 orchestral sessions to record and six months to assemble.
Miles Davis and Gil Evans, trumpet and orchestrator, collaborated unforgettably on the albums Porgy and Bess and Sketches of Spain.
Orchestral maneuvers With time running out for contract negotiations at the Minnesota Orchestra and the St Paul Chamber Orchestra , all sides are trying to make their cases to the public.
Mon, 06 Aug 2012 EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual (software) instruments, is now shipping HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL WOODWINDS.
Tue, 03 Jul 2012 EASTWEST, the industry leader in virtual (software) instruments, announces HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL WOODWINDS, the newest addition to their critically acclaimed, multiple award-winning HOLLYWOOD ORCHESTRAL series.
National Orchestral Institute at Strathmore.
A Golden Memorial Of Orchestral Folk.
The Uptown Music Collective and the Williamsport Symphony Youth Orchestra will team up once again to present " Orchestral Rock Project II" on Jan 7.
American conductor JoAnn Falletta unearthed four orchestral works by Jack Gallagher and recently recorded them with the London Symphony Orchestra .
As they watched Tim Tebow orchestrate one of the craziest, most dramatic scoring drives in recent memory, the New York Jets got a look at what they used to be.
Ebbers is accused of orchestrating an $11 billion accounting fraud and faces up to 85 years in prison.
Beethoven's Fourth Piano Concerto Gets New Orchestration for Strings.
The carefully orchestrated blast opened up a PacifiCorp-owned dam that has blocked the river since 1913.

In science:

Professor Tokehiko Ishii, the retired Director of the Synchrotron Radiation Laboratory at University of Tokyo is the key figure in orchestrating the donation.
The world of synchrotrons
In the future, we may want to write a special driver/scheduler/manager program, but in existing stellar dynamics programs, more than 90% of the lines of code are already dedicated to such orchestration details.
MODEST-1: Integrating Stellar Evolution and Stellar Dynamics
How do the large-scale dynamics of collisions and interactions orchestrate star formation (SF) and nuclear activity, which are inherently small scale processes? The clear answer from the 1980s is that activity is induced by dumping a great deal of gas into the central regions of ma jor merger remnants.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
The third group of questions concerned the orchestration of SF and nuclear activity by large-scale interaction dynamics.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Thus, large-scale orchestration is mostly about gathering and compressing gas; feedback effects are mostly about heating and dispersing gas.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Hence, the problem faced by the developer has shifted towards the proper orchestration of behavioral patterns, since it is known that computation is orthogonal to coordination .
A framework of reusable structures for mobile agent development
The migration of present-day digital data is now well orchestrated in data centres, so that as technology moves on, data are migrated seamlessly to new media or new formats.
Astronomical Data Management
Workflow is a convenient way of distribution of computations across a grid. A large group of composition languages have been studied for formal description of workflows and they are used for orchestration, instantiation, and execution of workflows .
Towards Distributed Petascale Computing
Standard work flow tools based on a centralised orchestration engine can easily become a performance bottleneck for such applications, extra copies of the data (intermediate data) are sent that consume network bandwidth and overwhelm the central engine.
An e-Infrastructure for Collaborative Research in Human Embryo Development
Instead of the proxy returning these data to the orchestration engine a reference to the data is returned instead, in this case, $R-WS1.
An e-Infrastructure for Collaborative Research in Human Embryo Development
The orchestration engine instructs P-1 to move these data to a proxy sitting near the Data-mining Web service, P-4.
An e-Infrastructure for Collaborative Research in Human Embryo Development
To resolve this problem need to create a dynamic and automatic way to generate test cases in orchestration of SOA.
A survey of service oriented architecture systems testing
Unfortunately, he appeared to be more concerned about “orchestrating” the state of the elusive conscious rather than the state of the poor ‘I am’.
The Plight of `I Am'
Analyzing the full orchestration of neural processes in this richly structured system is currently way beyond our capabilities — not in small part perhaps due to the fact that we have not yet been able to discover the proper way of looking at the system as a whole.
Neural Networks
Whether, in particular, the emergence of the ‘self ’ will eventually be understood through and as an orchestration of neural processes, we cannot know.
Neural Networks