Bit of a strange question, but hear me out... I've written a few tracks that I would love get an orchestra to play on - similar to BSO in style (but nowhere near as good). I'm not great with the theory side of stuff, I don't read/write music and I've never worked with an orchestra before. I'm curious if any of the members here have had any experience recording with an orchestra? What's required? (Instruments / Sheet music etc...) What do you think the minimum setup required is to get the sound I want? (Do I really need a 17 piece band for recording or could I multitrack the same trumpet / sax player 3 or 4 times Lastly, erm... Does anybody know an orchestra? I've wanted to do this for years and have been slowly writing songs with it in mind, but I've got no idea how to actually go about it. I've got no intention of actually gigging the orchestra setup - the logistics and cost of that would be enormous! I just like the idea of putting together an EP / Album's worth of tracks for fun. Who doesn't like a challenge?