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COTD #26 : Octoccata 04.12.2008

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The title “Octoccata” comes from the combination of octatonic and toccata, and is inspired by Emerson, Lake & Palmer‘s adaptation of the fourth movement of Alberto Ginastera‘s first piano concerto, which they published on their “Brain Salad Surgery” album under the title “Toccata.”

As mentioned a few days ago, the intent here is to “make some noise.” In other words, the music is meant to be spectacular and bombastic, and hopefully the intensive use of octatonic scales will warrant some originality to the whole and contribute to convey an overall feeling of amazement to the listener.

The work is currently under completion, but I’m feeling like publishing some parts already, and I’m pretty sure it’ll please my sister Ruth who can’t wait to hear it.

The different sections of the composition, which will easily pass the 10-minute mark, haven’t been properly named yet, so I’ll introduce today’s clip as an excerpt from the “more orchestral,” as opposed to the “more rock,” passage :


The assembly will resume once the present blogging session is completed. If all goes well, it should be ready in a few hours.

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