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McGill University
Music-Arts Faculty
MUAR 211
Jerry M.Cain

ADDITIONAL TERMS RELATED TO 18 - and 19 -CENTURY CLASSICAL MUSIC Below are a few additional terms from the Study Guide for Exam #2 that we have not yet discussed in class: We have covered only a minimal number of the many genres that commonly appear in classical art music. There are many other common genres that are identified primarily by the number and type of instruments in the ensemble. For instance, an ensemble (and related genres) might be called simply a ‘string trio’ or an ‘brass octet’, both of which imply a particular instrumentation (ensemble). Here are two standard genres (and ensemble types) to add to your list: piano quintet – usually a multi-movement work (three, four or more) for the following five instruments (basically a string quartet + piano): piano, 1 stviolin, 2 , violin, viola and cello. Brahms, Piano Quintet in F Minor, 1 movement (supplemental example) s woodwind quintet – a multi-movement genre always for the following five instruments: flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, and french horn. Note that the french horn (a brass instrument) is included in this ensemble, even though it is not a woodwind instrument. Woodwind quintet playing a piece by Beethoven (supplemental example) th Same woodwind quintet playing Gerschwin’s “Summer time” (20 -century work) In both of these woodwind quintet videos, the instruments are (from your
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