Other Quartets

There are a number of other types of quartets, two of the more common ones you may come across are the wind quartet and the vocal quartet.

Wind Quartet

Often a wind instrument (eg. flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon) will replace one of the violins (the first) – so the line up would be

  • Wind
  • Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello

Or they can be made up of four wind instruments

For example:

  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Clarinet
  • Bassoon



Largo “From the New World”

Vocal quartet

A vocal quartet Is made up of four singers:

  • soprano
  • alto
  • tenor
  • bass

These vocal quartets can be acapella (without any instruments) or accompanied by instruments.

Vocal quartets can also appear as part of larger musical compositions like symphonies, or operas.



Ave Maria

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