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date: 21 August 2019


  • Maurice J.E. Brown


A piece for equal (i.e. similar) voices or instruments, for example two sopranos or a violin quartet. In the 18th century the form was restricted to pieces of a solemn nature for a quartet of trombones to be played before, during or after a state funeral; this practice was particularly common in Austria. The only familiar examples of the genre are the three short ...

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