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  Orchestration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Orchestration is the study and practice of adapting music for an orchestra or musical ensemble.
However, in practice orchestration is often used interchangeably with arrangement, rewriting a piece of pre-existing music for a specific set of instruments or voices, often in harmony or with additional original material, and both terms often describe the scoring of material which is not pre-existing.
An orchestrator will usually be presented with a piece in short score (that is, written on around three or four musical staves) or else the piece will be written as if it were to be played on a piano.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Orchestration   (965 words)

 Introduction to Music - Orchestration, the Colours of Music
Orchestration is the art of composing for an orchestra, always keeping in mind each instrument's potential and limitations.
Orchestration is just as important in composition as is counterpoint, the fugue, or the study of musical forms.
Stravinsky wrote glissandos for all instruments and frequently used the harmonics of the double bass, techniques that Vincent D'Indy (not a fan of such devices) described as "horror effects worthy of the movies." Scriabin was already rethinking the use of equal temperament tuning in his orchestra.
www.scena.org /lsm/sm8-3/init_musique_en.htm   (1205 words)

 Orchestration for Dummies
So up until now the only folks who could truly orchestrate were those who had studied music for years, and even those folks could look forward to hearing their own music played by an orchestra very seldom.
It is GPO that has brought Orchestration to the masses, and for $250 you get not only the entire orchestra but a sequencer and notational program to boot.
Orchestration in it's pure form is taking an arrangement such as that in B and assigning different instruments to it, assigning certain notes to certain instruments, collapsing it to a piano only, or taking a piano piece and expanding it to an entire orchestra.
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 Orchestration - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Orchestration, the art of combining musical instruments in orchestral compositions.
Orchestration is a complex instance of instrumentation, the...
Literature (quotations): Literature: Literature is the orchestration of…
uk.encarta.msn.com /Orchestration.html   (130 words)

The art of orchestration is tightly connected with the understanding of musical forms, harmonic language and contrapuntal procedures.
to examine orchestration techniques with emphasis on the historical development of the orchestra from the early baroque to the twentieth century.
During the course, students will study and analyze the orchestration of numerous scores, learn to extract piano reductions from large orchestral scores, and orchestrate several piano works in a variety of styles.
www.coloradocollege.edu /dept/MU/mu2/Courses/MU425.html   (771 words)

A problem in teaching orchestration is that transcription of existing music never gives the student the opportunity of creating a complete orchestral texture on his own.
Composers like Mahler and Ravel, wonderful orchestrators though they are, are not suitable for beginners since their textures are often very rich and complex.
More advanced orchestration begins with Wagner, in particular the richness of his orchestral polyphony as a norm, and the way he uses the enlarged orchestral families.
www.musique.umontreal.ca /personnel/Belkin/bk.o/o7.html   (958 words)

 Artistic Orchestration Tutorial
Since any student studying orchestration should have already mastered basic harmony —; and consequently also the norms of four part choral writing — a useful point of departure is to compare each section with the vocal choir.
This contradiction leads to a complex relationship between part-writing and orchestration, particularly when - as is normal, to justify the expense of an orchestra in the first place - one tries to use all of the players a fair amount of the time.
Orchestration brings another dimension to the issue of movement: As the number of instruments increases, if all the instruments are moving on the same rhythmic plane, the effect becomes more and more ponderous.
www.garritan.com /Orchestration_Tutorial.html   (7981 words)

 An overview of web services orchestration standards - HP Dev Resource Central
Orchestration describes how web services can interact with each other at the message level, including the business logic and execution order of the interactions.
For orchestration, the process is always controlled from the perspective of one of the business parties.
When the orchestration server detects an asynchronous call, it automatically pauses execution and passivates the state of the current activity in a database.
devresource.hp.com /drc/resources/WSOrchestration/index.jsp   (8105 words)

 Application Development Trends - Orchestration promise meets reality
The concept of orchestration applies to a meta-view of services, explained Ismael Ghalimi, co-founder and chief strategy officer at San Mateo, Calif.-based Intalio Inc. “A service to manage and confirm purchase orders, for example, is where the notion of orchestration comes in, not a service to exchange the purchase orders,” he said.
Corporations that want to orchestrate services must first have their applications componentized, and then know where all those components are, what they do and how they work “with enough detail for you to assemble those components into an application,” Sholler said.
Orchestrator’s repository is similar; it will let users “not only find the interface, but also information about the business processes that are being automated.” It has a business process definition in XML.
www.adtmag.com /article.asp?id=7613   (3219 words)

It is the study of individual instruments, their capabilities and limitations and how to properly notate music for them (the ranges of instruments, what clefs or transpositions they use, etc.) Orchestration, per se, is the art of scoring for groups of instruments.
In the end, what distinguishes an excellent orchestrator from a mediocre one is imagination, a quality that can be developed and fostered, but arguably not learned.
Many college orchestration courses are two semesters long, and the Adler textbook, like several others, is designed for that length of time.
employees.csbsju.edu /bcampbell/orchestr.htm   (2422 words)

 Classical Net - Books About Music - Orchestration
Addressing the emotional and psychological effects of instrumentation, as well as techniques in orchestration, this is a classic text by one of the great orchestrators.
Fifth Edition includes sections on scoring for woodwinds, percussion, brass, strings and ensembles, as well as comprehensive chapters on bowing and special effects, scoring chords for each section and for the orchestra, transcribing piano music, infrequently used instruments, scoring for high school orchestra and for non-orchestral instrumental groups.
The third edition of this highly successful orchestration text follows the approach established in its innovative predecessor: Learning orchestration is best achieved through familiarity with the orchestral literature; this familiarity is most effectively accomplished from the music notation in combination with the recorded sound.
www.classical.net /music/books/orchestration.html   (383 words)

 Orchestration, Choreography and Choreostration
Stefan Tikov's blog entry on Choreography vs. Orchestration is a good entry point into the subject.
In fact there is so much overlap in our definition of orchestration and choreography that it only serves to confuse the market.
The key distinction being that orchestration implies a goal and possibly many decisions to realize that goal whereas choreography represents an array of choices and the consequences of making those choices.
www.onlamp.com /pub/wlg/6652   (696 words)

 Disco orchestration - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
One characterized by the mid-tempo, funky baselines and orchestrations of
Don't Mess with the Messer (1979); orchestrations arranged, produced, and conducted by Tom Moulton and John Davis, with Don Renaldo, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra
Symphony of Love (1979); orchestrations arranged, produced, and conducted by Alan Hawkshaw and Don Ray, with David Katz, concertmaster of the London Symphony Orchestra, and Albert Speguel, concertmaster of the Paris Symphony Orchestra
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Disco_orchestration   (1877 words)

 Amazon.ca: Orchestration: Books: Walter Piston   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
It offers the average musician that knows the basics of his own instrument to learn about the details of the other parts of the orchestra, and offers a basic outline of the typical uses of each section.
Walter Piston writes as an academic to a university scalar about orchestration as it would be found within a classical orchestra.
Section B describes awkward situations of orchestrations and the different ways to orchestrate, with possible solutions.
www.amazon.ca /Orchestration-Walter-Piston/dp/0393097404   (965 words)

Several fine books on orchestration already exist: Rimsky-Korsakov’s aptly named "Principles of Orchestration" remains as valuable today as when it was published.
Koechlin’s monumental work ("Traité de l'Orchestration") is in a class apart: In its four huge volumes, the author generously shares a lifetime’s experience as a master orchestrator and explores many subjects nowhere else to be found.
The common conception of orchestration as simply assigning timbres to lines is very inadequate.
www.musique.umontreal.ca /personnel/Belkin/bk.o/o1.html   (692 words)

 CRN | WinOE Likely To Join Indigo,
Microsoft is working on workflow and orchestration technology, called the Windows Orchestration Engine (WinOE), for the Longhorn/Orcas time frame, several sources familiar with the company's plans said.
Core orchestration capabilities are key in an era of increasingly process-based computing, industry analysts say.
By embedding orchestration in Windows, Microsoft is trying to pre-empt other companies with process tools, such as Oracle, SAP, IBM and EAI vendors, Willett added.
www.crn.com /sections/BreakingNews/breakingnews.asp?ArticleID=50155   (608 words)

 Sonic State - News Learn Orchestration Online For Free, Garritan launches free multimedia self-pacing course based on ...
Flight of the bumble bee dude, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov's genius for orchestration is unsurpassed, and there may be no better source to learn about orchestration than from the teachings of the great Russian master himself.
‘Principles of Orchestration’ is acknowledged by many colleges and universities to be the essential, authoritative text on orchestration.
A knowledge of orchestration is indispensable for many musical endeavors, including film scoring, composing for interactive games, arranging, notating, teaching, and much more.
www.sonicstate.com /news/shownews.cfm?newsid=3086   (350 words)

 Orchestration and Provisioning Management solutions from IBM Tivoli software
Working with the IBM Tivoli Intelligent Orchestrator you can extend the provisioning functionality to automate and orchestrate your IT resources based on business priorities on demand.
IBM Tivoli Intelligent Orchestrator monitors the servers, middleware and applications under its control, senses degrading performance and determines actions to be taken.
It can determine where (for which application) a resource is needed and instruct the IBM Tivoli Provisioning Manager to automatically deploy a server, install the necessary software, and configure the network.
www-306.ibm.com /software/tivoli/solutions/orchestration-provisioning-management   (639 words)

 Web Service Orchestration with BPEL
A standard orchestration language like BPEL will be one of the enabling technologies for these architectures, while reducing the time and cost required for implementation.
Building orchestrations without traditional programming tools such as Java or C# will further reduce the overall effort of providing new services and service-based applications.
The building blocks for a BPEL process are the descriptions of the parties participating in the process, the data that flows through the process and the activities performed during the execution of the process.
www.idealliance.org /papers/dx_xml03/papers/04-06-01/04-06-01.html   (2532 words)

 PC World - Microsoft Strikes Up Orchestration
Microsoft has shared few details of its plans for a new Windows Server product, which is expected after the company releases the next Windows client, code-named Longhorn, probably in 2006.
The addition of orchestration features makes sense as part of the plans for the Indigo Web services layer in Longhorn, said Shawn Willett, a principal analyst with Current Analysis in Sterling, Virginia.
Orchestration capability would be a welcome addition to the operating system, said Bill Evjen, technical director at Reuters America, a Windows Server and BizTalk Server user.
www.pcworld.com /news/article/0,aid,114548,00.asp   (646 words)

 Orchestration? - Jordan Rudess' Community Forums
Orchestration is about what the different instruments will play in a song.
The Study Of Orchestration by Samuel Adler is a perfect book to learn orchestration.
You also learn how to build up a small orchestra and explain some orchestration parts that are delivered on the addition cd's (very expensive)
www.jordanrudess.com /forum/showthread.php?t=5546   (432 words)

 MusicWorks Guide to MIDI Orchestration | Sweetwater.com
Since its initial release in 1997, Paul Gilreath's The Guide to MIDI Orchestration has been the premiere text on creating realistic emulations of a symphony orchestra using samplers and computer recording techniques.
Now in its 3rd edition, The Guide to MIDI Orchestration explains how to merge this ever-expanding technology with the artistry of orchestration to produce the most lifelike recordings possible.
The Guide to MIDI Orchestration is a one-of-a-kind text that provides the information necessary to help composers who demand the best achieve successful and realistic MIDI orchestrations.
www.sweetwater.com /store/detail/MidiOrchBook   (478 words)

 Microsoft officials hail "orchestration"
Orchestration, enabled by BizTalk, "lets you rapidly build and define a business process," said Michael Risse, general manager of Microsoft's.NET enterprise servers group, during an informational session at corporate branch offices in Mountain View, Calif.
Orchestration, for example, could enable companies to better deal with merging different systems after a merger or acquisition via XML (extensible markup language) or software conversions, according to Microsoft.
"A key part of orchestration is knowing what's going on in a business process at any given time," Risse said.
www.infoworld.com /articles/hn/xml/01/01/23/010123hnorchestration.html   (649 words)

 Amazon.com: Orchestration: Books: Cecil Forsyth   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
If you are orchestrating a new symphony, you need to know current instrumental capabilities and practices, and the Forsythe book is now nearly 100 years old.
There have been some changes in the capabilities of the instruments that are not reflected in the text, and of course it is missing all of the more modern and electronic instruments (this has the same unabridged text as the 1935 edition), but it's still very useful and well-written.
I feel this book should be in the library of anyone serious about orchestration or composing for an orchestra.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0486243834?v=glance   (1291 words)

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