- to compose or arrange (music) for performance by an orchestra.
- to arrange or manipulate, especially by means of clever or thorough planning or maneuvering: to orchestrate a profitable trade agreement.
Origin of orchestrate
Examples from the Web for orchestration
“There were so many people involved in the orchestration of this conviction,” Sandusky maintained.Sandusky Lawyer Reveals Appeal Plan
October 11, 2012
And his orchestration, with its daubing, its overladen, hysterical color!Old Fogy
He has also been active as a teacher in harmony and orchestration.
The orchestration is remarkably fine with effect, color, and variety.
In plasticity of orchestration his operas also mark a great advance.
On the other hand there are-125- fascinating details of orchestration.
- to score or arrange (a piece of music) for orchestra
- to arrange, organize, or build up for special or maximum effect
Word Origin and History for orchestration
1840, from French orchestration or else a native noun of action from orchestrate.
"to compose or arrange (music) for an orchestra," 1855, back-formation from orchestration. The figurative sense is attested from 1883. Related: Orchestrated; orchestrating.