In response to a reported request by Troyer for a work similar to Beethoven's Septet, Op. 20, Schubert composed the Octet in early 1824. The work was first performed at the home of Troyer's employer, the Archduke Rudolf (to whom Beethoven's Archduke Trio is dedicated) and included many of the musicians who premiered the Septet.

Date of composition 1824
First published 1851
Type Octet
Tonality F Major
Catalogue D 803
Instruments Soprano clarinet (C clarinet, Bb clarinet, A clarinet, G clarinet)
Double Bass
2x Violin
Autotranslations beta Franz Schubert: Octuor en fa majeur, D 803
Franz Schubert: Ottetto in fa maggiore, D 803
Franz Schubert: Oktett F-dur, D 803