OCTET FOR DOUBLE STRING QUARTET

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Print Edition Price: 

$33.50 score
$36.50 set of 8 parts

Year Authored (or revised): 

2017

Scoring: 

double string quartet

Instrumentation : 

4 violins, 2 violas, 2 cellos

Duration (min): 

20

Movements-Titles: 

Part I (Allegro)
Part II (Larghetto-Allegro)

First Performance: 

October 14, 2009

New edition 2017 from 2009 original

Ensemble Type: 

string quartet (alone or + inst or voc)
strings featured

Commissioned by the Romanian American Festival, Inc. The American Romanian Festival Inc., Marian Tanau, artistic director,commissioned premiered Thomas Read's Octet for Double String Quartet at Wayne State University, October 14,  and at Ann Arbor, University of Michigan Museum of Art on October 25, 2009. The program also included octets by Enescu and by Shostakovich.

Listening Sample: 

Internal Fields

Instrument: 

violin
violin ii
viola
cello
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