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Multilethalead (Octoccata part 8)

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Athletics tracks finish line by Petey21)


The eighth and final movement of « Octoccata » is entitled « Multilethalead » and starts on a ostinato-based progression that slowly morphs into a relentless string of offbeat melodies harmonized by an incr

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Marimbariation (Octoccata part 7)

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"8" on the start of a film reel for the projection » by Ryan Baxter)


« Marimbariation » takes its name from the brief passage featuring the marimba that leads this seventh movement of the « Symphony of Eights. »

Once the percussive instrument concl

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Progigoriation (Octoccata part 6)

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Nixie eight » by L. Marie)


How on Earth can a musical movement be named « Progigoriation » you ask ? Well, obviously, because it's the prog rock variation of another similar movement entitled « Igorchestral » I emphatically reply. And so it is tha

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Reoctoverture (Octoccata part 5)

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behind the eight ball » by eschipul)


The fifth segment of « Octoccata » is entitled « Reoctoverture. » Basically, this section is a reprise of the introduction, hence the name, as it restates the theme presented therein, albeit through new and gen

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Biorhythalead (Octoccata part 4)

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House number 8 place de la Concorde » by Tangopaso)


The fourth movement from « Octoccata » is entitled « Biorhythalead. » Its title came about from the markers I used to identify each of the sub-sections of the composition.

After a transition remin

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Vibrastinato (Octoccata part 3)

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(« Octoccata Freeway » based on Interstate Shield)


« Vibrastinato, » the third movement from « Octoccata, » gets its name from the combination of vibraphone and ostinato, and features an abundance of polyrhythms.

The section begins in « Modern Poligra

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Igorchestral (Octoccata part 2)

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eight » by timlewisnm)

« Igorchestral, » the second movement of « Octoccata, » has been thus named because of the inspiration for the music, and the selected arrangement.

Igor Stravinsky is indubitably one of the composers I admire the most. The m

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Octoverture (Octoccata part 1)

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(« Label from a bottle of O·c·t·a·T·o·n·i·c » based on a picture of William Henry Fox Talbot by Antoine Claudet)


« Octoccata » is an instrumental suite clocking in at a little over 16 minutes. Its title comes from the combination of octatonic and to

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