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ok tet

  • n  the cardinal number that is the sum of seven and one
  • n  eight performers or singers who perform together
  • n  a set of eight similar things considered as a unit
  • n  eight people considered as a unit
  • n  a musical composition written for eight performers

  • In his warscape, an octet of eight rambunctious Jews most of them American but a couple German have been set loose with the mission to kill and disfigure the enemy army.
  • Before long, they swelled from a quartet to an octet, then to a chorus of 16.
  • And the octet learned from the natives as it went along.

  • Dave Holland in JazzTimes Magazine
    Some of the compositions that I've written in the past evolve in my mind a little bit over time,Holland says in a press release, adding that "One of the advantages of the sextet is that it's still a smaller unit than big band or octet, but...

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