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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
an orchestral concert/a symphony concert (=one in which an orchestra plays)
▪ Tickets for orchestral concerts range from $15 to $35.
orchestral music (=classical music played by a large group of musicians)
▪ He has a large CD collection, mostly orchestral music.
piano/orchestral/organ/guitar etc accompaniment
▪ He plays folk music with guitar accompaniment.
▪ He was also a noisy eater, as if providing an orchestral accompaniment for his brother.
▪ The orchestral accompaniment her was again alert, matching the pianist's skill in fine style.
▪ Without realizing it, their orchestral accompaniment fined itself to the quality of her voice.
▪ Although he wrote chamber and orchestral music, songs were his true vocation.
▪ With the symphony, finally, came large-scale orchestral music large-scale in the number of instruments and in the number of listeners.
▪ Some houses, like La Scala, are very good for opera but terrible for orchestral music.
▪ All the orchestral music from 1784 onwards is conceived in broader strokes, while the solo parts become ever more complex.
▪ The door was open and orchestral music could be heard from a radio somewhere within.
▪ There are also exercises involving the technique of making piano reductions of orchestral scores.
▪ The composer requested a reproduction of a Hokusai print to be the cover design on the full orchestral score.
▪ It would be ideally suited to anyone who does not want full orchestral score facilities.
▪ Instrument names are never written next to the individual lines, as in modern orchestral scores.
▪ These keyboard versions of three famous orchestral works shimmer with vivacity.
▪ For the brute power demands of heavy rock and large orchestral works, stick with a solid-state amplifier.
▪ As in other orchestral sections jazz has played a very important part in developing and even inventing new effects.
▪ But he conducted the preludes and important orchestral episodes with admirable breadth and dramatic zeal.
▪ For most, it was their first opportunity to see a live orchestral performance.
▪ In 1763 the highest orchestral salary went to the premier violon, Le Bel.
▪ The orchestral musicians were filing out, also formally dressed.
▪ Their collaborations set unsurpassed standards for jazz in an orchestral setting and for jazz soloists.
▪ These keyboard versions of three famous orchestral works shimmer with vivacity.
▪ Wigglesworth has strong feelings about orchestral training.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Orchestral \Or"ches*tral\, a. Of or pertaining to an orchestra; suitable for, or performed in or by, an orchestra.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1811, from orchestra + -al (1).


a. Relating to an orchestra or to music played by an orchestra.


adj. relating to or composed for an orchestra; "orchestral score"

Orchestral (Visage album)

Orchestral is an album by the British pop group Visage, released on 8 December 2014. It is an album of twelve songs (eleven from the band's back catalogue and one new song), rerecorded with a live symphony orchestra.

An orchestral version of the band's seminal hit, " Fade To Grey", was released as a single in November 2014 ahead of the album.

Usage examples of "orchestral".

Beethoven adagios, of which we find the most beautiful specimens naturally among the orchestral pieces and in the chamber music, where he could depend upon the long phrases and sustained tones of the violins.

Gradually, as we advanced farther up the green channel, the perfumes became more penetrating, and the monotonous chirp of the cicalas swelled out like an orchestral crescendo.

Once more, as the firn melted, the pipe of separate instruments reached towards orchestral pitch.

By common consent, Berlioz was the greatest orchestral innovator in history.

Little poetry as a spectacled and frosty Austrian officer might have in his soul, that little must have been awakened by the songs and the orchestral performances of the Tsiganes as the sun sank low.

But he has never given up on his attempts to create concert ideas and ballet productions, musical dramas, orchestral extravaganzas, ingenious fashion shows, live-action and animated films.

Rameau is entitled to having developed his operas more musically than those of Lulli, and the later ones became still richer upon the orchestral side.

The polychromatic stars twinkled in what seemed to be orchestral tempo.

They use the words counterpoint, fugue, symphony, oratorio, polyphony, the mode of Beethoven, the orchestration of Mahler, but their essential point is that, like a musician, the novelist seized time and reconstructed it according to his own laws, which were very close to those of orchestral music.

There are certain of his songs, certain of his orchestral sketches, that would be virtueless enough were it not for the windy freshness that pervades them.

Most virtuosi gave a lot of solo concerts, leaning heavily on the ancient piano repertoire interlarded with one-man assaults on orchestral favorites.

The tone-poems of Debussy and the ballets of Ravel and Strawinsky, the scintillating orchestral compositions of Strauss and Rimsky and Bloch, could scarcely have come to be had not Berlioz called the attention of the world to the instruments in which the colors and timbres in which it is steeped, lie dormant.

Professor Dohrmann, one of our leading musicians, was organist, also leader of orchestras, and our concerts were given with orchestral accompaniment.

They do their work so well as to entrance, not only Faust, but all who hear their strains, The instrumental ballet is a fairy waltz, a filmy musical fabric, seemingly woven of moonbeams and dewy cobwebs, over a pedal-point on the muted violoncellos, ending with drum taps and harmonics from the harp--one of the daintiest and most original orchestral effects imaginable.

Terry Cooke had fallen asleep with the Mail open on his lap and orchestral versions of Burt Bacharach's hits lilting out of the stereo.