Two of my favorite, lighter, classical works are Samuel Barber's Adagio for Strings and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings. I decided to take a shot at the genre and this is the result.

In the first section, the melody is played five times in the second violins, with the first violins, violas, and eventually the cellos taking turns accompanying the melody. This section was composed on a Commodore 64 running Music Shop for MIDI which allowed no expression or interesting timing. I transferred it into Bars and Pipes Pro running on my Amiga and made all the necessary changes.

The remainder of song was composed in two more pieces, with several months going by between them. Finally, the original theme reappears and it all gets loud and stops. If you've got a string section laying around - this might be a fun piece to play (fun for me, probably).

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