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May Days – Info

May Days is an inspiring instrumental music composition by contemporary composer Don Rath Jr. A melodically driven work, lighthearted and inspirational in nature. Originally written for solo guitar and finalized as a full string quintet May Days reminds us of the awakening of the plants and flowers arising out of the ground in the spring of the year. New life and new beginnings!

May Days – Info

Title – May Days

mp3 clip – May Days

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 – 7 on the CD Heart Strings

Short Description

May Days is a composition attempting to bring up the excitement and the awe of spring where everything sleeping in the ground begins anew, a rebirth, reminding us of the cycles of life.

Long description

Chronology – 6/13/2006

Duration – 4:39

Time signature – 6/8

Key – C Major

Tempo – Lento

Number of measures – 37

Instrumentation – Solo Violin plus String Quintet; Violin1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello and Double Bass.


Fresh starts! Life is a series of cycles and with the end of one cycle another begins renewing everything from your perspectives to your priorities, tastes and preferences.



Story behind the song

As a gardener in the Upper Midwest is a time of new growth , new beginnings and new life! The slumber of winter is over and it is such a glorious time. The experience of watching the beginning of the new plant life cycle is nothing short of amazing. The hope and anticipation of summer soon to come adds to the uniqueness of this time of year. So too in May Days is the inspiration of spring and coming to life after a long winter’s nap.

May Days – Info