Octet (Petering, Mark)

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Mpetering (2016/10/27)

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Mpetering (2016/10/27)

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Mpetering (2016/10/27)

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Mpetering (2016/10/27)

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Mpetering (2016/10/27)

Performers Stephen Colburn (oboe)
William Helmers (clarinet)
Beth Giacobassi (bassoon)
Michael Thornton (horn)
Timothy Klabunde (violin I)
Michael Giacobassi (violin II)
Nathan Hackett (viola)
Scott Tisdel (cello)
Publisher Info. Petering Music (ASCAP)
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Misc. Notes August 4, 2016 premiere
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General Information

Work Title Octet
Alternative. Title Island Suite
Composer Petering, Mark
Movements/SectionsMov'ts/Sec's 5 movements
I. Gathering
II. Open Water
III. Forest / Ritual
IV. Shoreline
V. Gathering Again
Year/Date of CompositionY/D of Comp. 2016
First Performance. 2016-08-04
First Publication. 2016
Dedication Washington Island Music Festival at the Washington Island Music Festival
Stephen Colburn (music director)
Stephen Colburn (oboe)
William Helmers (clarinet)
Beth Giacobassi (bassoon)
Michael Thornton (horn)
Timothy Klabunde (violin I)
Michael Giacobassi (violin II)
Nathan Hackett (viola)
Scott Tisdel (cello)
Average DurationAvg. Duration 16 minutes
Composer Time PeriodComp. Period Modern
Piece Style Modern
Instrumentation oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, 2 violins, viola, cello

Misc. Comments

OCTET ("Island Suite") is dedicated to the Washington Island Music Festival and celebrates its 25th anniversary season. The work explores different terrain in and around the island as well as the community it fosters.

The first movement represents people gathering in preparation to journey from the mainland to the island. There is a sense of excitement and community even among strangers. The second and fourth movements evoke the ever-changing contours of water and the energy of the wildlife above and below. The middle movement recalls the serene calm of the woods and the ritual carousing of locals and newcomers alike.

Dramatic shifts between contemporary scales create tension and relaxation elements that propel the piece forward.