Name given in 18th cent. to mus. for cymbals, triangles, and bass drum, the typical perc. instr. of Turkish military bands, several of which visited Austria. Thus Mozart introduced ‘Turkish’ effects into his opera Die Entführung aus dem Serail, K384 (1782) and called the finale of his pf. sonata No.11 in A, K331 (1778) a rondo alla turca.