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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



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.



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.

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We Three Kings of Orient Are: A Meditation for Piano Solo, arranged by Mike Springer and Eric Boston.
This year, the key official was Sherman, who arranged Monday's meeting with the help of senior White House aides.
Amelang, who has arranged some jazz and funk, was invited to create for Hart's High School marching band after the former band director couldn't find just what he wanted.
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Commercial mortgage brokerage firm Eastern Union Funding announced that it has arranged approximately $25 million in financing for commercial real estate properties in Bronx, New York.
Receptions can be arranged at the Golden Horseshoe Saloon in Frontierland, Town Square Plaza on Main Street USA or Aladdin and Jasmine's Wedding Oasis in Adventureland.