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Quintette   Listen
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Quintette, Quintet  n.  (Mus.) A composition for five voices or instruments; also, the set of five persons who sing or play five-part music.






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"Quintette" Quotes from Famous Books



... rhythmic, and it was accompanied by the music of stringed instruments, violins, guitars, ukuleles, and banjos. Also, the wailing was of various sorts. The leper brass band wailed, and two singing societies wailed, and lastly a quintet of excellent voices wailed. So much for a lie that should never have been printed. The wailing was the serenade which the glee clubs always give Mr. McVeigh when he returns from a trip ...
— The Cruise of the Snark • Jack London

... The UK, a leading trading power and financial center, is one of the quintet of trillion dollar economies of Western Europe. Over the past two decades, the government has greatly reduced public ownership and contained the growth of social welfare programs. Agriculture is intensive, highly mechanized, and efficient by ...
— The 2007 CIA World Factbook • United States

... occurred to me that here was a chance to attempt a capture. But was it? The fellow was so slippery and artful that I risked a greater chance of losing him altogether. And then, to capture one of the quintet—or whatever their number might be—would more likely than not merely serve as a warning for the ring-leader of the crowd. Doubtless I could drag nothing at all from the fellow, even though I did succeed in laying ...
— The Paternoster Ruby • Charles Edmonds Walk

... Orchestra and the little known but most characteristic Adagio in B minor for Pianoforte. Here again, as in the case of Haydn, we must regret that it is impracticable to give examples from the chamber music: the String Quartets, the Quintet in G minor or from the entrancing Clarinet Quintet. Any familiarity with Mozart's genius is very incomplete which does not comprise the C major Quartet, especially its heavenly Andante Cantabile; ...
— Music: An Art and a Language • Walter Raymond Spalding

... Fugue in B flat. Grand Offertoire, founded upon subjects in Schumann's Quintet, op. 44.—These are two finely-written organ solos by George F. Vincent. Valuable additions to our ...
— The Girl's Own Paper, Vol. VIII, No. 355, October 16, 1886 • Various

... member of the quintet which Sir Henry advised me to summon requires a little explanation. Also, I am obliged to give him a name not his own; for it is not often that brigadier- generals of the United States army can openly lend their names to anything ...
— The Blind Spot • Austin Hall and Homer Eon Flint



Words linked to "Quintette" :   musical organisation, musical organization, composition, musical composition, assemblage, gathering, set, quintet, musical group, opus, fivesome, quintuple, piece of music, quintuplet, piece



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