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Quartet \Quar*tet"\, Quartette \Quar*tette"\, n. [It. quartetto, dim. of quarto the fourth, a fourth part, fr. L. quartus the fourth. See Quart.]

  1. (Mus.)

    1. A composition in four parts, each performed by a single voice or instrument.

    2. The set of four person who perform a piece of music in four parts.

  2. (Poet.) A stanza of four lines.


n. (alternative spelling of quartet English)

  1. n. four performers or singers who perform together [syn: quartet]

  2. a set of four similar things considered as a unit [syn: quartet, quadruplet]

  3. four people considered as a unit; "he joined a barbershop quartet"; "the foursome teed off before 9 a.m." [syn: quartet, foursome]

  4. a musical composition for four performers [syn: quartet]

Quartette (band)

Quartette is a Canadian country-folk group featuring Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson. Each of the four members also records as a solo artist in addition to their work as a group.

Usage examples of "quartette".

The constant study of the violin led to modifications in his style, and evolved first, the string quartette in the form which has always remained standard.

Before leaving London they visited the British Museum, and in memory of his visit Wolfgang composed a four-part quartette, and presented the autograph to the museum.

Emanuel Bach, and beyond Mozart even, but because it was taken out of a quartette which he had written when he was fifteen years old.

Finding on inquiry that Herr von Tost was a wealthy man, very fond of music, Spohr fixed the price at thirty ducats for a quartette, thirty-five for a quintette, and so on, progressively higher for the different kinds of composition.

The family was musical, and the Sundays were devoted to quartette playing and other forms of music.

C minor quartette, D major symphony, a concerto by Bach, played by Fanny, and a duet for two pianos.

This antiphon between the full chorus and the female quartette continues in varying style throughout the chorus, and the result is thrilling in the extreme.

I was reluctant to comply, as I was not considered a solo singer, my place was always in quartette work and duets.

George Powers, and, by some arrangement, without any warning, the organist and quartette were unseated by the clique he had formed of his friends.

The members of his quartette were in their places the next Sabbath when the regular quartette arrived, consequently we all were obliged to retire.

Good Friday, April 25th, was sung from the quartette books used in the choir.

Te Deums, hymns and chants, choruses and quartette, litany and vespers, services, glorias and sacred cantatas.

I soon found four good voices among the guests and we arranged the quartette and practiced together until we could sing with soft effect.

We had a full quartette of musical people from the different posts, and when we arrived the large hall was filled with the veterans.

He also sang as basso of the Temple Emanuel from 1874 to 1888, thirteen consecutive years, and was the basso profundo of that celebrated male quartette, The Amphions, composed of Joseph Maguire, H.