Definition of Instrumentate
1. Verb. Write an instrumental score for. "Did he instrumentate his major works over a short period of time?"
Category relationships: Euphony, Music
Generic synonyms: Compose, Write
Derivative terms: Instrument, Instrumentation, Instrument
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Literary usage of Instrumentate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Life of Ludwig Van Beethoven by Alexander Wheelock Thayer (1921)
"... in the first edition of his book: "The effect of the piece was so unexpected that Ma'l- zel requested our Beethoven to instrumentate it for orchestra. ..."
2. Miscellaneous Studies in the History of Music by Oscar George Theodore Sonneck (1921)
"The leader of the military band will arrange it for hia men and Raff will instrumentate it for the theatre orchestra. ..."
3. The American History and Encyclopedia of Music by Janet M. Green, Josephine Thrall (1908)
"... that comes to the majority of our composers, and then they proceed at once to orchestrate and instrumentate it in the most brilliant fashion possible. ..."
4. Letters of Franz Liszt by Franz Liszt, La Mara, Constance Bache (1894)
"... begging me to instrumentate the piece. I shall answer him very soon that your score is already completed, and that he is to apply to my friend Eduard ..."
5. A Course of Instruction in Instrumentation by Salomon Jadassohn (1899)
"... it permits the given means to be employed in an intelligent and suitable manner, aiming to instrumentate as full and well sounding as possible. ..."
6. Stolen Correspondence from the "Dead Letter" Office Between Musical Celebrities by Platon Brounoff (1901)
"It takes more time to create and to instrumentate a real new symphony than to copy one, as you do. That you butcher my symphonies with your ..."