Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Andante for String Orchestra – Info

Andante for String Orchestra – Info

Title –  Andante for String Orchestra in A minor

mp3 clip – Andante For String Orchestra in A minor

Lyrics – Instrumental


Lyric Credits – Instrumental

Music credits – Don Rath Jr

Producer Credits – Don Rath Jr

Engineering Credits – Don Rath Jr / “Big Al” Allen Wagner

Publisher Credits – StringTunes

Performance Credits – EWQLSO Gold Pro

Label Credits – StringTunes


Track number – 8 on the CD Dawn of a New Day

Short Description

Andante for String Orchestra in A minor is a rather dark piece written while experiencing grief over the loss of my mother, Mary. this was an emotionally tragic time for me and I tried to convey my feelings through this musical work.

Long Description

Chronology – 3/21/2006

Duration – 4:00

Time signature – 4/4

Key – A minor

Tempo – Andante

Number of measures – 54

Instrumentation – String Quintet; Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Double Bass


Using negative feelings in a positive way can result in good things, in this case a song. The loss of a loved one is emotionally difficult to work through. Music can play an important role in resolving ones grief. Hopefully anyone suffering from such can find solace in this work.


My mother, Mary.

Story behind the song

How does one handle grief? For me it took a while to manage my way through the labyrinth of emotions involved in the grief of the loss of a loved one, especially a mother. This was the first piece written after her untimely death. It was a painful time for me as one can imagine. Going back to my studio to transpose grief into music was instrumental in my healing process.