65 Orchestration Quotes To Inspire You

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The Most Famous Orchestration Quotes (Best in 2024)

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A symphony is no joke. — Johannes Brahms

Beauty and fullness of tone can be achieved by having the whole orchestra play with high clarinets and a carefully selected number of piccolos. — Gustav Mahler

You can't play a symphony alone, it takes an orchestra to play it. — Navjot Singh Sidhu

The conductor of an orchestra doesn’t make a sound. He depends, for his power, on his ability to make other people powerful. — Benjamin Zander

Conductors must give unmistakable and suggestive signals to the orchestra, not choreography to the audience. — George Szell

The art of conducting consists in knowing when to stop conducting to let the orchestra play. — Herbert von Karajan

I often conduct an orchestra in my sleep; my orchestras are so huge that the back desks of the violas vanish into the horizon. And everything is so wonderful. — Jean Sibelius

To me, the piano in itself is an orchestra. — Cecil Taylor

Being a conductor is kind of a hybrid profession because most fundamentally, it is being someone who is a coach, a trainer, an editor, a director. — Michael Tilson Thomas

There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn't give a damn what goes on in between. — Sir Thomas Beecham

Short Orchestration Quotes

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  • Straightaway the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God. — Johannes Brahms
  • Victor Hernandez, like an orchestral conductor directing his troops... — Jon Champion
  • Modern music is three farts and a raspberry, orchestrated. — John Barbirolli
  • Color is like music. The palette is an instrument that can be orchestrated to build form. — John French Sloan
  • It's true I've always been attracted to the jazz band in an orchestral way, rather than a band way. — Gerry Mulligan
  • Literature is the orchestration of platitudes. — Thornton Wilder
  • It was both exciting and frustrating to work with an orchestral group. — Ken Hensley
  • I have always studied my parts with the orchestral score and not with the piano reduction. — Placido Domingo
  • I've learned a lot from the masters of orchestration, like Ravel and Stravinsky. — Esa-Pekka Salonen
  • I currently spend a lot of time thinking about orchestration and every detail of a piece. — Gavin Bryars

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More Orchestration Quotes

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Low interest rates wipe out savers and devastate middle-class workers. The banksters have orchestrated this wealth transference of trillions, from the poor to the very wealthy. At the expense of everybody who isn't at the top. — Max Keiser

In detachment lies the wisdom of uncertainty...in the wisdom of uncertainty lies the freedom from our past, from the known, which is the prison of past conditioning. And in our willingness to step into the unknown, the field of all possibilities, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. — Deepak Chopra

Gertrude Stein, all courage and will, is a soldier of minimalism. Her work, unlike the resonating silences in the art of Samuel Beckett, embodies in its loquacity and verbosity the curious paradox of the minimalist form. This art of the nuance in repetition and placement she shares with the orchestral compositions of Philip Glass. — Elizabeth Hardwick

Straight-away the ideas flow in upon me, directly from God, and not only do I see distinct themes in my mind's eye, but they are clothed in the right forms, harmonies, and orchestration. — Johannes Brahms

Orchestration is part of the very soul of the work. A work is thought out in terms of the orchestra, certain tone-colors being inseparable from it in the mind of its creator and native to it from the hour of its birth. — Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov

The morning is full of storm in the heart of summer. The clouds travel like white handkerchiefs of goodbye, the wind, travelling, waving them in its hands. The numberless heart of the wind beating above our loving silence. Orchestral and divine, resounding among the trees like a language full of wars and songs. — Pablo Neruda

Even if we don't see it, God is always working underneath the surface, behind the scenes and orchestrating His plans and purposes. — Louie Giglio

I've always felt that music is more expressive than dialogue. I've always said that my best dialogue and screenwriter is Ennio Morricone. Because, many times, it is more important a note or an orchestration than a line said. — Sergio Leone

God is able to cause all things people do to us, even the bad things, to work together for our good (Rom. 8:28). That isn't to say that all things are good, but that God can orchestrate the evil into a symphony of glory. — Sam Storms

The play is the source, it is orchestrated with words. In a movie, you are not dealing with as much as that. There are machines and wires. When you're acting for a camera, it keeps taking and never giving back. — Al Pacino

In many ways, the longer I live, I understand that there are so many things outside my control. That’s why I believe faith is such a big part of the story. There are so many things that were orchestrated by God, that were put into place to make this perfect storm, that created Linsanity. — Jeremy Lin

Wth subtly developed body awareness, it is possible for the individual to become the conscious orchestrator of health. — Jean Houston

If the Old and New Testament teach us anything, they teach us that nothing is too difficult for God. What he originates, he orchestrates. — Andy Stanley

Everything I've ever felt, but could never put into words, is poetically orchestrated through Mat Devine 's writing. In a lonely world, a book like this will make you feel like you belong. Simply put, Weird War One changed my life. — Kat Von D

Emotion consists of a very well orchestrated set of alterations in the body that has, as a general purpose, making life more survivable by taking care of a danger, of taking care of an opportunity, either/or, or something in between. — Antonio Damasio

Every experience in your life is being orchestrated to teach you something you need to know to move forward. — Brian Tracy

You can study orchestration, you can study harmony and theory and everything else, but melodies come straight from God. — Quincy Jones

Creation, to me, is to try to orchestrate the universe to understand what surrounds us. Even if, to accomplish that, we use all sorts of strategems which in the end prove completely incapable of staving off chaos. — Peter Greenaway

I've got my own studio, and I've got four- to five-hundred unreleased tracks. I've got stuff that's electronic, orchestral, jazz, I've got rock, I've got metal, you know, I don't have polka. — Serj Tankian

Chemistry is not anything an executive producer or writer can orchestrate or plan; you just hope for it. — David E. Kelley

Some people who are creative are not reliable and vice versa; some see big pictures while others see details, etc. All of them are important to have on well-orchestrated teams. — Ray Dalio

My songwriting is so influenced by orchestrated music, dramatic, super glam rock-y stuff. Two of my biggest influences in songwriting were Elton John and Freddie Mercury. — Brandi Carlile

Sauces comprise the honor and glory of French cookery. They have contributed to its superiority, or pre-eminence, which is disputed by none. Sauces are the orchestration and accompaniment of a fine meal, and enable a good chef or cook to demonstrate his talent. — Curnonsky

A review of his work: His music soon spread throughout Europe, and he was invited to America were he performed the Piano Concerto. He would have wished that he would be remembered as an opera composer, but it was to be his orchestral extravaganzas, mainly the trilogy of Roman pictures that has made his name famous. — Ottorino Respighi

My vocation is more in composition really than anything else -- building up harmonies using the guitar, orchestrating the guitar like an army, a guitar army. — Jimmy Page

One of the most important secret societies of the 20th century is called the Round Table. It is based in Britain with branches across the world. It is the Round Table that ultimately orchestrates the network of the Bilderberg Group, Council on Foreign Relations, Trilateral Commission and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. — David Icke

The big bang, the most cataclysmic event we can imagine, on closer inspection appears finely orchestrated. — George Smoot

Creative activity is not a superimposed, extraneous task against which the body, or brain protests, but an orchestration of ... joyful doing. — Gyorgy Kepes

I'm also very pleased that we were able to include a full orchestrated score for Dragon's Lair 3D. The 40 different music pieces blend with the action to make you feel more a part of the whole adventure. — Don Bluth

If you could see a photograph of what it took to make an advertising photograph - things you don't think about, like the photo assistant carefully arranging the meatballs - the degree of unnaturalness would be astonishing. Yet it produces an image that looks natural, and is orchestrated to provoke basic emotional responses. — Sandy Skoglund

The cognitive functioning of a human brain depends on a delicate orchestration of many factors, especially during the critical stages of embryo development-and it is much more likely that this self-organizing structure, to be enhanced, needs to be carefully balanced, tuned, and cultivated rather than simply flooded with some extraneous potion. — Nick Bostrom

I see my subject as an orchestration of shapes, patterns, shade, cast shadows, tonal groupings and aerial perspective. — Bill Luff

In our willingness to step into the unknown, we surrender ourselves to the creative mind that orchestrates the dance of the universe. — Deepak Chopra

If I have any talent, it's in the artistic end of football. The variation of movement of 11 players and the orchestration of that facet of football is beautiful to me. — Bill Walsh

The Universe knows all things and is responding to the vibration that you are sending. When you are sending your vibration on purpose, you are orchestrating what the Universe is aligning for you. — Esther Hicks

You need a platform upon which to release an orchestral record, otherwise it's just going to be an obscurity. — Elvis Costello

The ensemble playing is as clean as a whistle. The band plays in tune and with dynamics. Also, there is some fine arranging and orchestrating going on here, and the soloists perform at top level. — Horace Silver

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