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- noun music A
terzetto; a compositionin three voice parts.
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As Thayer remarks: "To follow a recitative or aria through all its guises is an extremely fatiguing task, and the almost countless studies for a duet or terzet are enough to make one frantic."
Chopin and Other Musical Essays Henry Theophilus Finck 1890
The score of the second act of the "Flying Dutchman" ” and two orchestral parts of the duet (these latter in order that the copyist, in writing it out, may guide himself by these, and may not add the terzet-ending, as it stands in the score ” Weissheimer will give Thumler the exact speed).
Letters Liszt, Franz 1893
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