• WordNet 3.6
    • v orchestrate plan and direct (a complex undertaking) "he masterminded the robbery"
    • v orchestrate write an orchestra score for
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • orchestrate To compose or arrange music for an orchestra; score or instrumentate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Orchestrate to arrange for an orchestra
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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:

PSALMS, with orchestral accompaniment: Ps.
"Story-Lives of Great Musicians" by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
And if you prate to me of the wonderful Wagner orchestration and its eloquence, I shall quarrel with you.
"Old Fogy" by James Huneker
It is notable for improvement in the orchestration.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Mrs. Chazal, who flourished at a still earlier date, won reputation as an orchestral conductor.
"Woman's Work in Music" by Arthur Elson
In this way he gained, no doubt, much of his marvelous acquaintance with orchestral effect.
"The Masters and their Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
There are no green boughs behind which to conceal their orchestral moods.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
His grandfather and namesake was an orchestral leader and composer of operas.
"A History of the Nineteenth Century, Year by Year" by Edwin Emerson
As I halted my ears caught the strains of orchestral music.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
May Fate preserve the orchestral conductor from their co-operation.
"The Orchestral Conductor" by Hector Berlioz
Some piano music is said to sound orchestral.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke

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:

Still, the sheer orchestration of this film — all the storylines go on at once, with the camera bounding between centuries and characters — is a wonder.
Rogers calls latest Libya intel disclosures ' orchestrated defense' of administration.
Man's spiritual rebirth orchestrated by God.
No orchestrated cover up in Penn State scandal, reader says.
RIM Orchestrated 'Wake Up' Protest at Australian Apple Store.
Denies the Kim Kardashian-Kris Humphries Wedding Was Orchestrated for Ratings.
'Untold Story' by Monica Ali asks what if Princess Diana orchestrated a secret life.
Trial orchestrated by 'higher ups'.
Russian 'higher ups' orchestrated trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, says court assistant.
Paying for the orchestral musicians, paying for sets, paying for costumes.
Enviros Waging ' Orchestrated Pressure Campaign' on Climate Bill.
Shaquille O'Neal: My Fights With Kobe Bryant Were Orchestrated by Phil Jackson.
Orchestral music by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov .
On the day before a game against his old team, Miami All-Star forward LeBron James said he made a mistake in how he orchestrated his departure from Cleveland and said he could see himself playing for the Cavaliers again.
Take a minute and think of a few of your favorite pieces of orchestral music.

In science:

These transactions have hierarchies of activities that need to be orchestrated.
Formalizing cCSP Synchronous Semantics in PVS
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