Sailing – two part canon for strings (elementary strings)


Title: Sailing

Key: G Major

Meter: 4/4

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.


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