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Orchestra 1

Definition: The space in a theater between the stage and the audience; originally appropriated by the Greeks to the chorus and its evolutions, afterward by the Romans to persons of distinction, and by the moderns to a band of instrumental musicians.

Orchestra 2

Definition: The place in any public hall appropriated to a band of instrumental musicians.

Orchestra 3

Definition: Loosely: A band of instrumental musicians performing in a theater, concert hall, or other place of public amusement.

Orchestra 4

Definition: Strictly: A band suitable for the performance of symphonies, overtures, etc., as well as for the accompaniment of operas, oratorios, cantatas, masses, and the like, or of vocal and instrumental solos.

Orchestra 5

Definition: A band composed, for the largest part, of players of the various viol instruments, many of each kind, together with a proper complement of wind instruments of wood and brass; as distinguished from a military or street band of players on wind instruments, and from an assemblage of solo players for the rendering of concerted pieces, such as septets, octets, and the like.

Orchestra 6

Definition: The instruments employed by a full band, collectively; as, an orchestra of forty stringed instruments, with proper complement of wind instruments.

orchestra 7

Definition: seating on the main floor in a theater

orchestra 8

Definition: a musical organization consisting of a group of instrumentalists including string players

 

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