In music, a nonet is a composition which requires nine musicians for a performance, or a musical group that consists of nine people. The standard nonet scoring is for wind quintet, violin, viola, cello, and contrabass, though other combinations are also found. Composers of nonets often mix stringed instruments with winds, or woodwinds with brass, choosing the instruments so that each subgroup can form complete four-part harmony.
Gounod: Petite Symphonie pour neuf instruments à vent (Little Symphony for Nine Wind Instruments)
Petite Symphonie, for flute, 2 oboes, 2 clarinets, 2 french horns and 2 bassons.
- Adagio. Allegretto.
- Andante cantabile. 3.Scherzo.