What is arrangement?

  • (noun): The spatial property of the way in which something is placed.
    Example: "The arrangement of the furniture"
    Synonyms: placement
    See also — Additional definitions below


The American Federation of Musicians defines arranging as "the art of preparing and adapting an already written composition for presentation in other than its original form. An arrangement may include reharmonization, paraphrasing, and/or development of a composition, so that it fully represents the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structure" (Corozine 2002, p. 3). Orchestration differs in that it is only adapting music for an orchestra or musical ensemble while arranging "involves adding compositional techniques, such as new thematic material for introductions, transitions, or modulations, and endings...Arranging is the art of giving an existing melody musical variety" (ibid).

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... Introduction Lyrics Masami Okui Composition Ikuo Arrangement Hideyuki Daichi Suzuki Poison Lyrics Masami Okui Composition, arrangement Macaroni Second Impact Lyrics ...
Bentham's Taxonomic Arrangement Of Banksia
... George Bentham's taxonomic arrangement of Banksia was published in 1870, in Volume 5 of Bentham's Flora Australiensis ... A substantial improvement on the previous arrangement, it would stand for over a century ... It was eventually replaced by Alex George's 1981 arrangement, published in his classic monograph The genus Banksia L.f ...
Thiele And Ladiges' Taxonomic Arrangement Of Banksia
... Kevin Thiele and Pauline Ladiges' taxonomic arrangement of Banksia, published in 1996, was a novel taxonomic arrangement that was intended to align the taxonomy of Banksia more closely with the phylogeny that ... It replaced Alex George's 1981 arrangement, but most aspects were not accepted by George, and it was soon replaced by a 1999 revision of George's arrangement ...
Banksia Splendida - Taxonomy
... Meissner's arrangement was overturned by George Bentham in 1870, whose arrangement was based solely on floral characters, and therefore disregarded leaf shape ... Bentham's arrangement stood until 1996, when Alex George published a revision of the genus ... despite the latter having a significantly different circumscription in George's arrangement ...

More definitions of "arrangement":

  • (noun): A piece of music that has been adapted for performance by a particular set of voices or instruments.
    Synonyms: musical arrangement
  • (noun): An orderly grouping (of things or persons) considered as a unit; the result of arranging.
    Example: "A flower arrangement"
  • (noun): The thing arranged or agreed to.
    Synonyms: agreement
  • (noun): An organized structure for arranging or classifying.
    Example: "He changed the arrangement of the topics"
    Synonyms: organization, organisation, system

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