String octet

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First page of the autograph manuscript score of Mendelssohn's Octet, Op. 20

A string octet is a piece of music written for eight string instruments, or sometimes the group of eight players. It usually consists of 4 violins, 2 violas and 2 cellos, or four violins, two violas, a cello and a double bass.

String octets by notable composers[edit]

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