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The aura surrounding that iconic quintet eclipses the individual members of college basketball’s most famous recruiting class.
The quintet scored seven points on 3-of-7 shooting and committed a pair of turnovers while being outscored by five points during that brief stretch.
When the quintet returned to the States in April, Coltrane made good on his promise.
Together, this quintet had more than 100 years of tenure with Benson.
Jonathan Byham plays guitar with Huntsville band Seminole Strut, a quintet with a strong local following and solid studio releases.
Bart Shepherd, one member of this bionic quintet, passed me a mesh sack brimming with specimens, each animal adrift within its own plastic bag like the contents of a snow globe.
Three of those wins have come from starting pitchers, a once-ballyhooed unit for the Mets that this year hopes to enjoy a revival after injuries shorted the quintet's output.
Written for chorus and a few solo voices rising from within it, the only instrumental presence is a brass quintet.
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A classical quintet is usually written for strings (usually two violins, two violas, and a cello) or woodwinds (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, and horn), but brass quintets (two trumpets, horn, trombone, and tuba) have also become popular in North America recently. In jazz, Miles Davis led two famous quintets. In pop music, the Miracles, the Temptations, and the Jackson 5 were immensely popular vocal quintets. In rock, one of the most common instrumental lineups has been a quintet consisting of two guitars, a bass, a keyboard, and drums; famous rock quintets have included the Grateful Dead and the Beach Boys.
QUINTET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of quintet for English Language Learners
: a group of five singers or musicians who perform together
: a piece of music for five singers or musicians
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