Music glossary - Letter Q
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Quadrivium: Subdivision of the seven liberal arts; includes the mathematical subjects of music, astronomy, geometry and arithmetic.
Quadruple meter: Basic metrical pattern of four beats to a measure; too common time.
Quadruplum: Fourth voice of a polyphonic work.
Quartal harmony: Harmony based on the interval of the fourth as opposed to a third; used in twentieth century music.
Quartets: A composition that is written for four instruments or voices; also the four performers assembled to play or sing such compositions; most important type is the string quartet.
Quintet: A set of five musicians who perform a composition written for 5 parts.
Quotation music: Music that parodies another work or works, presenting them in a new style or guise.