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1. A combination of nine instruments or voices.
2. A composition written for such a combination.

[Italian nonetto, from diminutive of nono, ninth, from Latin nōnus; see nones.]
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1. (Classical Music) a piece of music composed for a group of nine instruments
2. (Classical Music) an instrumental group of nine players
[C19: from Italian nonetto, from nono ninth, from Latin nōnus]
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1. a group of nine voices or instruments.
2. a composition for a nonet.
[1860–65; < Italian nonetto]
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Chamber Music with Strings; Chamber Music without Strings: Duets through nonets other than one instrument with keyboard.
The nonets and Bonsai-shaped poems also offer playful ideas for encouraging children to explore different forms.
It is worth mentioning that linear sigma models have long been a basic tool for some effective description for low energy QCD and were generalized to the more comprehensive global group [SU(3).sub.L] x [SU(3).sub.R] [17-20] and also to include four quark states [21-25] that can accommodate two scalar and two pseudoscalar nonets. Moreover without the specific knowledge of the detailed interaction, one can add phenomenological terms that mock up the axial [26] and the trace anomalies [27] with significant role in the hadron properties and good agreement with the experimental data.
In the first concert on March 24th 1909, they performed the Octet by Hugo Kahn, and in the second concert on the 30th, they played the nonets of Spohr and Sir Charles Stanford.
In general, the programme is made up of pieces that employ less typical instrumental configurations, ranging from trios to nonets.