Definition of orchestration in English:

orchestration

noun

mass noun
  • 1The arrangement or scoring of music for orchestral performance.

    ‘Prokofiev's mastery of orchestration’
    count noun ‘ballads backed by lush orchestrations’
    • ‘The great Classical works depend in part on the mastery of orchestration they display.’
    • ‘Themes could be presented in different rhythms or metres, or with different orchestrations, or with slight changes in melody.’
    • ‘He had a unique style and he was a master of orchestration, particularly for the steelband.’
    • ‘Visitors can search using a variety of options including keyword, tempo, style, composer and orchestration, just to name a few.’
    • ‘It has also been continuously reorchestrated, Adam's original orchestration having long since been lost.’
    • ‘Aren't all romantic concertos about the individual asserting herself against powerful orchestrations?’
    • ‘Here the focus is on rhythm, phrasing and orchestration.’
    • ‘Full of allusions and caricatural aspects, the piece is challenging, but its rich and luscious orchestration more than makes up for its complexities.’
    • ‘You would want something more sophisticated for a concert performance, but here it complements Day's style and minimal orchestrations.’
    • ‘There is plenty of forward melodic motion, clear textures, and fine orchestration.’
    • ‘Not that its music isn't well-crafted and charming: indeed, it features several attractive themes and gorgeous orchestration.’
  • 2The planning or coordination of the elements of a situation to produce a desired effect, especially surreptitiously.

    ‘the orchestration of the campaign needed tightening’
    count noun ‘he described the setting of tax policy as a delicate orchestration of factors’
    • ‘Orchestration is comprised of three pillars: asynchronous conversations, flow coordination, and exception management.’
    • ‘This effort required the careful orchestration of men, machines, and supplies.’
    • ‘Leigh's skilful orchestration of character and narrative was confidently reasserted in his drama 'Grown-Ups'.’
    • ‘The people who are running the convention have created four days of acute orchestration designed to get maximum response.’
    • ‘Others are grander orchestrations of images, information and observations.’
    • ‘He was daring and intelligent, produced huge plays and scared defenses with his orchestration of the offense.’
    • ‘The festival will include the high-tech wizardry of Decoufle, known for his orchestration of the ceremonies of the 1992 Winter Olympics in Albertville, France.’
    • ‘Despite the precision involved, building a home is an art that requires the careful orchestration of the various trades involved.’
    • ‘It gives you a much greater appreciation for the orchestration of the whole team required for a play to go smoothly.’
    • ‘The funeral is a showy affair, and its orchestrations are designed mainly for the benefit of the townspeople.’

Pronunciation

orchestration

/ɔːkɪˈstreɪʃ(ə)n/