A composition for five performers

A musical composition for five instruments or five singers.

In Western classical music, a quintet is usually written for strings (two violins, two violas, cello), woodwinds (flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, french horn), and piano with a string quartet (piano, two violins, viola, cello).

In vocal genre, a quintet is usually written for two sopranos, alto, tenor, and bass.

Example of Quintet

Dmitri Shostakovich: Waltz No. 2 - Carion Wind Quintet

Writer: Frankie Chan