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Septet

Michael Kube

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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By analogy with the sextet, octet and nonet, the term ‘septet’, first used at the end of the 18th century, denotes a composition in the nature of chamber music for seven solo instruments. Initially, however, the word probably also served the more precise aesthetic definition of a work in relation to the various types of divertimento. For instance, Ignace Pleyel published a septet (b251) as early as 1787 for an ensemble (2 horns,

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