Sunday, October 1st, 2023

Cryin Game – Info

Cryin Game is an instrumental composition by contemporary composer Don Rath Jr. Emotion plays a huge role in music composition and this song is no exception. The emotion of loss is what was intended to be portrayed in this work so it comes across as a darker gloomier piece.

Cryin  Game – Info

Title – Cryin Game

mp3 clip – Cryin Game

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 – 9 on the CD Heart Strings

Short Description

Cryin Game is one of my early attempts at writing a song including the multiple instruments of the string quartet. Written over 15 years ago it still sounds pretty good. I hope that is a good sign and bodes well for my future musical works!

Long description

Chronology – 3/7/1995

Duration – 2:46

Time signature – 4/4

Key – C Major

Tempo – Andante

Number of measures – 39

Instrumentation – String Quartet; Guitar, Violin 1, Violin 2 & Cello


This work is about the bad feelings of losing a girl friend or boy friend in a youthful relationship.


Young adults in relationships

Story behind the song

Everyone loses a relationship every now and again especially while still in your early teen years.  I was no exception and this song was written about the memory and the emotions one experiences as a result of losing a very close female friend when I was a young man. This piece is applicable for both young male and female adults coming to an age and in search of your lifelong husband or wife. It is the emotion of loss I wanted to get across through music and I hope I have done this through Cryin Game.

Cryin Game – Info