An octet using the same combination as the Schubert Octet and in one continuous movement. Evocative sound colours within the ensemble depict the life cycle of the octopus.
Click this link to hear the Amici Chamber Ensemble playing Octopus on Spotify
This Octet was commissioned by Donald Armstrong for his group Amici, to be performed in concerts around the Wellington region in 2007-8. The premiere took place in Waikanae, July 15.
It is scored for the same combination as the famous Schubert Octet in F: 2 violins, viola, cello, double bass, clarinet, bassoon, horn in F
The Octet is in three linked sections, with the following subtitles:
The Octet was composed as part of the composer's work at the University of Otago.
Orders are saved in a secure Paypal shopping cart which is viewed on a separate browser tab. When you have finished shopping, simply Check Out for a Secure Guest check out using your credit card, or to use an existing Paypal account choose Paypal Check Out.
Orders are processed every 5 minutes. An email with a link to each file should arrive within 6 minutes of checking out. If it does not arrive we will likely notice during a New Zealand working day but please send an email to bellbirdpublications at gmail dot com if you have any problems with ordering.