We were formed in 1991 and consist of nine wind players who mainly play brass music from the turn of the last century, but sometimes we also try some more modern music.
This small orchestra is perfect to use both at arrangements where the space does not allow for a large orchestra, as well as at larger events.
Octet music had its heyday around the turn of the 19th century. Musicians in the then military music bands and other professional musicians earned extra money by, for example, playing at the many spa hotels or performing for dancing, or holding concerts in the city park.
The name “Oktett/Octet” is a little misleading as it sometimes consists of more than eight musicians (sometimes up to eleven). The Brunnsoktett mostly plays with the traditional lineup consisting of nine wind players, without drummers.
The repertoire consists mostly of hand-written original notes, from the years between 1885 and 1910. The notes previously belonged to Gustaf Ferdinand Lundin. How all these pieces of music have been scattered over the years is not easy to know. But we are very happy to have succeeded in saving a large part of them, which we play with pride.
We have played at many different places, from large openings to small private parties.