Definition of sextet
1 : a musical composition for six instruments or voices
2 : a group or set of six: such asa : the performers of a sextetb : a hockey team
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There also are two outsiders to the Harvard sextet, Billy Eichner as Max's reserved boyfriend (a great 180-degree shift for the professional street yeller) and Greg Germann as Sam's rich, somewhat clueless husband.
Little about the concert suggested the sextet might soon cease touring.
The Schoenberg sextet, an early work in a lush, late-Romantic vein, was written in the same decade as Brahms’s Op.
The Strumbellas, a cordial Canadian indie-folk sextet, performed peppy songs with beery choruses.
Clairvoyant is the second project featuring the band lineup that includes singer Michael Lessard, bassist Jordan Eberhardt and keyboardist Eric Guenther, who first recorded with the sextet on 2014 album Language.
But Boston avant-pop-prog sextet Bent Knee take the disjointed vibe and music-school virtuosity and drive it to crazy, head-scratching places.
On Friday night, pianist Vijay Iyer — whose gifts for musical invention won him a MacArthur Fellowship in 2013 — brought his dynamic sextet to the University of Chicago's Logan Center for the Arts.
Last year, the sextet performed a farewell show as headliners of Great Lakes Burning River Festival.
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Origin and Etymology of sextet
alteration of sestet
First Known Use: 1791See Words from the same year
SEXTET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of sextet for English Language Learners
: a piece of music written for six performers
: a group of six people or things; especially : a group of six singers or musicians who perform together
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