OCTET

OCTET

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Scoring & Instrumentation
fl, cl, 2 bsn, 2 tpt, 2 tb
Alternate Title

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Year Authored (or revised)
Duration (min)
10
Movements
1. It Began With a Dream
2. Scherzo
3. Fantasia
4. Finale

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Description

Composer's note:  The instrumentation for Octet – flute, clarinet, two bassoons, two trumpets, and two trombones – is taken from Igor Stravinsky’s famous Octet for Wind Instruments from 1922.  The title alludes to Stravinsky’s well known remarks about his composing this piece: “The Octet began with a dream.  I found myself (in my dream state) in a small room surrounded by a small number of instrumentalists who were playing some very agreeable music.   .....I looked again and saw that they were playing bassoons, trombones, trumpets, a flute, and a clarinet."

Comments

Revised from original 2005 version.

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Text Language - Non English

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Text Source/Author

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Ensemble Type
wind ensemble
Genre/Theme

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Instrument

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Files & Media

Audio
octet_finale_excerpt.mp3
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