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us: Quartets


  • Here are entered collections of compositions for four instruments belonging to various families and in various combinations. Collections of compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for a single combination of four instruments, and individual works, are entered under this heading followed by a parenthetical qualifier with the names of the instruments or the term "unspecified instrument(s)."
  • Compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for four bowed stringed instruments are entered under [String quartets;] for four wind instruments under [Wind quartets;] for four brass instruments under [Brass quartets;] for four woodwind instruments under [Woodwind quartets;] and for four plucked stringed instruments under [Plucked instrument quartets.]
  • Compositions for piano, violin, viola and cello are entered under [Piano quartets.]
  • Compositions for four percussionists are entered under [Percussion ensembles.]
  • Compositions for four solo voices are entered under [Sacred vocal quartets] or [Vocal quartets.]

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    • Here are entered collections of compositions for four instruments belonging to various families and in various combinations. Collections of compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for a single combination of four instruments, and individual works, are entered under this heading followed by a parenthetical qualifier with the names of the instruments or the term "unspecified instrument(s)."
    • Compositions not in a specific form or of a specific type for four bowed stringed instruments are entered under [String quartets;] for four wind instruments under [Wind quartets;] for four brass instruments under [Brass quartets;] for four woodwind instruments under [Woodwind quartets;] and for four plucked stringed instruments under [Plucked instrument quartets.]
    • Compositions for piano, violin, viola and cello are entered under [Piano quartets.]
    • Compositions for four percussionists are entered under [Percussion ensembles.]
    • Compositions for four solo voices are entered under [Sacred vocal quartets] or [Vocal quartets.]
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    • Note under [Sonatas]
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    • 2002-12-18: new
    • 2013-04-10: revised
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