[ awr-kuh-strey-shuhn ]
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  1. the composition or arrangement of music for performance by a band or orchestra, or the music so composed or arranged:Holst's iconic musical portrayal of the planets and their astrological significance delights audiences with its rich orchestration and memorable melodies.

  2. the instruments used in such a composition or arrangement; instrumentation: Handel's original orchestration was for strings and continuo with occasional trumpets and drums.

  1. the plans or planning necessary to arrange something or cause something to happen:The book chronicles the Empress Dowager’s selection as a concubine and her orchestration of the coup that made her the de facto ruler of China.

  2. Computers. an automated series of processes to configure, coordinate, or manage computer systems, data, or software: A successful cloud strategy requires orchestration of on-demand provisioning processes and coordination of cloud resources.

Origin of orchestration

First recorded in 1830–40; orchestrat(e) + -ion

Other words from orchestration

  • re·or·ches·tra·tion, noun

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