Arrangement


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arrangement

1. an adaptation of a piece of music for performance in a different way, esp on different instruments from those for which it was originally composed
2. an adaptation (of a play, etc.) for broadcasting

Arrangement

 

in music, any change in the original text of a musical work making it suitable for a particular purpose, such as its performance by musical amateurs, its use in teaching, or its performance by a different group of instruments.

In Western Europe, the widespread polyphonic arrangement of the melodies of Gregorian chant was the foundation of all polyphonic music until the 16th century. The arrangement of folk melodies, better known as their harmonization, became very important in the 19th and 20th centuries. Many outstanding composers, among them Haydn, Beethoven, Brahms, Balakirev, Rimsky-Korsakov, Tchaikovsky, and Liadov, wrote arrangements of folk melodies. An arrangement of a polyphonic composition for a different instrumentation is often called an adaptation or transposition; when a work is arranged for orchestra it is known as an orchestration. The name “transcription” is often given to an arrangement of a composition, usually written for a single instrument such as piano or violin, that intensifies its virtuoso role while retaining the original instrumentation.


Arrangement

 

An arrangement of n different things taken m at a time is an ordered set consisting of m elements of the set of n things. The number of such arrangements is equal to

If elements are allowed to be repeated, we speak of an arrangement of n things taken m at a time with repetitions. In this case, the number of arrangements is equal to nm.

References in classic literature ?
If through any extraordinary circumstance the arrangement should not be made, I think I may be able to get the parties to accept bills at three months.
You will let me know as soon as the arrangement is complete?
The distance which many of the representatives will be obliged to travel, and the arrangements rendered necessary by that circumstance, might be much more serious objections with fit men to this service, if limited to a single year, than if extended to two years.
Captain Bonneville now made his arrangements for the autumn and the winter.
While these arrangements were in progress in the camp of Captain Bonneville, there was a sudden bustle and stir in the camp of Fontenelle.
I notice that people always make gigantic arrangements for bathing when they are going anywhere near the water, but that they don't bathe much when they are there.
But even if he also took up a position in the Thuerassa, he merely saves us a great deal of trouble and all our arrangements to the minutest detail remain the same.
D'Arnot was to be best man, and Hazel Strong bridesmaid, until Tennington upset all the arrangements by another of his marvelous "ideas.
Chocolate dipped strawberry collection, hand-sculpted fruit arrangements offer fresh alternative to Mother's Day gifts
This exception requires a determination of whether TLC (1) incurred the per-diem expenses "under a reimbursement or other expense allowance arrangement with such other person" (its trucking company clients) and, if so, (2) "account[ed] .
The arrangement takes time and patience, but the results make it all worthwhile as it looks fabulous and rates raves.
In co-development CLAs, no realization event occurs upon entry into the arrangement because one cannot ascertain whether a commercially exploitable product will result, thereby making the amount of any income indeterminable with reasonable accuracy.