Eight Lines, a work by American minimalist composer Steve Reich, is a rescoring of his earlier Octet. In addition to the original scoring for Octet (string quartet, two pianos, and two woodwind players each playing clarinet, bass clarinet and flute as well as piccolo), Reich added another string quartet and split the wind player parts into two flutists and clarinetists each. Eight Lines is exactly the same piece as Octet, but adds additional players to make the performance easier. As Reich describes it, the additional two violins solve "the difficulty of playing rather awkward double stops in tune," and the additional viola and cello "allow the rapid eighth-note patterns to be broken up between ... two players" to prevent fatigue. In 1985 New York City Ballet balletmaster Jerome Robbins made an eponymous dance to this music.