Many consider Russian composer Nikolai Andreyevich Rimsky-Korsakov (1884-1908) as one of the all-time masters of orchestration. He is perhaps best known for composing "Flight of the Bumblebee". During the course of his life, he wrote hundreds of pages of notes on orchestration.
We've all heard the old adage in one form or another--"When all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail". It's up to us to be sure we know how (and when) to pick up another tool when the job requires it.