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An octet is a group consisting of eight (8) elements. It has several specific meanings: Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Wiktionary (a portmanteau of wiki and dictionary) is a multilingual, Web-based project to create a free content dictionary, available in over 150 languages. ... Look up eight in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


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Octet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (446 words)
The two best known octets in classical music are probably those by Felix Mendelssohn (which is for a double string quartet) and Franz Schubert (which is for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, viola, cello and double bass).
Igor Stravinsky also wrote an octet for wind instruments (an unusual grouping of flute, clarinet, two bassoons, two trumpets and two trombones) and Paul Hindemith wrote a lesser known piece for clarinet, bassoon, horn, violin, two violas, cello and double bass.
In chemistry, an atom in a chemical bond often obeys the octet rule based on the stability of 8 electrons in the valence shell.
Octet - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (259 words)
In general, an octet is a group consisting of eight elements.
The two best known octets in classical music are probably those by Felix Mendelssohn (which is for a double string quartet) and Franz Schubert (which is for clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, viola, cello and double bass).
Igor Stravinsky also wrote an octet for wind instruments (an unusual grouping of flute, clarinet, two bassoons, two trumpets and two trombones) and Paul Hindemith wrote a lesser known piece for clarinet, bassoon, French horn, violin, two violas, cello and double bass.
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