ARRANGING – ARRANGEMENT
In music , an arrangement loosely describes rewriting a piece of pre-existing music for a specific set of instruments or voices, often in harmony or with additional original material.
The American Federation of Musicians defines arranging as "the art of preparing and adapting an already written composition for presentation in other than its original form. An arrangement may include reharmonization, paraphrasing, and/or development of a composition, so that it fully represents the melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic structure" (ibid).
Well-known music arrangers include:
List of arrangers. (2005, October 18). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia . Retrieved 15:41, May 27, 2006, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=List_of_arrangers&oldid=25860040 .