Do you ever play as a string trio?

Many groups offer a string trio as a serious alternative to a string quartet. This isn’t entirely fair as what they aren’t revealing is that they’re taking the four string quartet parts and simply omitting one. This isn’t done for entirely musical reasons and leaves it lacking that extra part. Our usual format is to go out as either a full quartet or a string duo as all the arrangements for these combinations are complete, with no parts missing!

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