Septet |
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German Septett, from lat. Septem – seven; ital. settetto, settimino; French septuor; English septet

1) Music. prod. for 7 performers-instrumentalists or vocalists, in the opera – for 7 actors with orc. escort. Operatic S. usually represent the finals of acts (for example, the 2nd act of Le nozze di Figaro). Tool S. are sometimes written in the form of sonata-symphony. cycle, more often they have the character of a suite and approach the genres of divertissement and serenade, as well as instr. composition is usually mixed. The most famous sample is S. op. 20 Beethoven (violin, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, horn, bassoon), among the authors of instr. S. also I. N. Hummel (op. 74, flute, oboe, horn, viola, cello, double bass, piano), P. Hindemith (flute, oboe, clarinet, bass clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet), I. F. Stravinsky (clarinet, horn, bassoon, violin, viola, cello, piano).

2) Ensemble of 7 musicians, designed to perform Op. in the genre of S. It is assembled specifically for the performance of Ph.D. certain essay.

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