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Instrumentation   /ˌɪnstrəmˌɛntˈeɪʃən/   Listen

An artifact (or system of artifacts) that is instrumental in accomplishing some end.  Synonym: instrumentality.
The act of providing or using the instruments needed for some implementation.
The instruments called for in a musical score or arrangement for a band or orchestra.
The act of arranging a piece of music for an orchestra and assigning parts to the different musical instruments.  Synonym: orchestration.

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"Instrumentation" Quotes from Famous Books

... great popularity not only to its brilliant music and skilful instrumentation, but also to its really magnificent outfit and decorations. Aida ranks among the best operas of Verdi. The plot is taken from old Egypt; and the music, with its eastern and somewhat sensuous coloring is exquisitely adapted to ...
— The Standard Operaglass - Detailed Plots of One Hundred and Fifty-one Celebrated Operas • Charles Annesley

... Instrumentation. Ebenezer Prout, Mus. Doc. A valuable guide and assistant to students who wish to gain a knowledge of the proper blending of orchestral instruments, their compass, capabilities, etc. 1 ...
— Resonance in Singing and Speaking • Thomas Fillebrown

... are slaves to routine and to fanaticism to a degree one hardly sees nowadays, even at the Academy. The slightest unforeseen innovation, whether in melody, harmony, rhythm, or instrumentation, puts them into a perfect fury; so much so, that the dilettanti of Rome, on the appearance of Rossini's 'Barbiere di Seviglia' (which is Italian enough in all conscience), were ready to kill the young maestro for having the insolence ...
— Library Of The World's Best Literature, Ancient And Modern, Vol 4 • Charles Dudley Warner

... art. She looked at birds with an eye to hats, and at flowers with reference to evening parties. At picture exhibitions and concerts she carried away jacket patterns and bonnets in her head, as other people make mental notes of an aerial effect, or a bit of fine instrumentation. An enthusiastic horticulturist once sent Miss Letitia a cut specimen of a new flower. It was a lovely spray from a lately-imported shrub. A botanist would have pressed it—an artist must have taken its portrait—a poet might have written a sonnet ...
— The Brownies and Other Tales • Juliana Horatia Ewing

... the difference that regular hours are not in my line—nine to nine-forty-five, twelve to twelve-thirty, and so on. But you ask Albert! When he threw himself on the bed exhausted, in that inn at the Fedaja Pass, I sat down and finished the instrumentation for ...
— The Lonely Way—Intermezzo—Countess Mizzie - Three Plays • Arthur Schnitzler

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