© 2016 Alan Humm
I should explain what I mean by ‘beginning’ strings. This is not a piece
for third-graders or even middle-schoolers (depending on their skill
level). It was written for a college string class targeted at
music-education students. Most of the students had never played a string
instrument at the beginning of the semester, but all were reasonably
skilled on some other instrument(s)—they were, after all, music majors.
An earlier version of this piece was, indeed, performed by such a class
(I was one of the students, even though I was in composition rather than
music-ed). I have quite recently tweaked it based on things that, IMHO,
worked or not-so-much in that preliminary performance.
This 'performance' comes from Finale® using Garritan® strings.