Sailing – two part canon for strings (elementary strings)
Key: G Major
Tempo: Andante cantabile
Genre: two part canon at lower fourth
Composer: David Gable
Markings: dynamics (p; mf; cresc. poco a poco; hairpin dim.); slurs; down bow mark.
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Advanced Violin (optional); Viola (doubles cello); Cello/Bass
Note: may be performed with as few as two parts, one high (violins) one low (viola, cello/bass); two note slurs in all parts; quarter and half note rhythms. Music is intended to evoke the image of sailboats gliding back and forth across a bay.