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posted: 3/11/2008 at 11:45:11 AM ET
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What is the brass quartet and what are the instruments that make it up?

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posted: 3/11/2008 at 9:54:10 PM ET
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It usually consists of 2 trumpets, a trombone, and sometimes a tuba or even a French horn. Really, it can be any combination of brass instruments, including four of the same.

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posted: 3/13/2008 at 7:12:11 PM ET
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Brass Quarted is four of any brass instrument..........the Canadian Brass is a Quintet. Two trumpets, a french horn, a trombone and a tuba. They are a trip.
Quartet means 4.

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posted: 3/14/2008 at 9:26:58 AM ET
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It is correct to say that a quartet is 4, but a "brass quartet" has a specific instrumental makeup, so it is not correct to say that a brass quartet it 4 of any brass instrument. 4 trombones, for example, would be considered a trombone quartet, not a brass quartet.

Music is a language and, just like any other language, proper terminology must be employed.

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