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quintetquin‧tet /kwɪnˈtet/ noun [countable]  1 APMfive singers or musicians who perform together2 APMa piece of music written for five performersquartet, sextet, trio
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quintetA long list of names yes, but there's nothing larger here than a quintet format.They were sitting in the same row at a Bach quintet concert in Hull Town Hall.Composers have written a considerable amount of music for brass quintet consisting of two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba.C., quintet consistently offers.This mono recording was the first featuring the quintet and also marked the introduction of John Coltrane.Every one of the quintet saw the opposition party gain strength during his final period in office.One of the quintet not only means business but high-minded, selfless business.The quintet is Peter Verkhovensky's plaything.
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