What is string section?

  • (noun): The section of an orchestra that plays stringed instruments.
    Synonyms: strings

String Section

The string section is the largest body of the standard orchestra and consists of bowed string instruments of the violin family. It normally comprises five sections: the first violins, the second violins, the violas, the cellos, and the double basses (or basses). In discussions of the instrumentation of a musical work, the phrase "and strings" is used to indicate a string section as just defined.

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Music Arrangers - Arranging For Instrumental Groups - Strings - Size of The String Section
... Artistic, budgetary and logistical concerns will determine the size and instrumentation of a string section ... Due to the large percussion section utilized in the Broadway musical West Side Story, composer Leonard Bernstein chose to utilize a string section without violas ... After a string quartet," Martin explains, "I do not think there is a satisfactory sound for strings until one has at least three players on each line...as a rule two ...
The Open Door - Music - Songs and Lyrics
... song of the album contains "rumbling guitars" and a string section as stated by IGN's Ed Thompson ... here?/ Because I can live without you." It uses strings, studio effects and Lee's "layered moaning." "Snow White Queen" was inspired after Lee had weird experiences with stalkers ... the song contains electronic backing beats, symphonic string section, heavy guitar and a haunting choir ...
String Section - Numbers
... The size of a string section may be expressed with a formula of the type (for example) 10-10-8-10-6, designating the number of first violins, second violins, violas, cellos, and basses ...
Maybe Not Tonight - Personnel - String Section
... Suzie Katayama, Armen Ksajikian, Miguel Martinez, Steve Richards – cellos Strings conducted and arranged by Steve Dorff ...
Captured (Christian Bautista Album) - Personnel
... Pam Arrieta (with Bluesub String Section) - violins and cello Jim Baluyut - executive producer Christian Bautista - lead vocals, back-up vocals Joseph De Vera - album cover layout Janette Dela Fuente - stylist ...

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