What is the meaning of orchestration?


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