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Published on Apr 8, 2012
The first movement of Ronald Bruce Smith's String Quartet no. 2, "Corrente" performed by the Del Sol String Quartet, accompanied by an animated score. FAQ
Q: Where can I get the sheet music (or MP3) for this piece? A: A score and MP3s of all movements of this quartet are available on Smith's web site: http://www.ronaldbrucesmith.com/
Q: Who are the performers? A: At the time of this recording, the members of the Del Sol String Quartet were Kate Stenberg and Aenea Mizushima Keyes, violin, Charlton Lee, viola, and Randy Fromme, violoncello. You can learn more about the group here: http://www.delsolquartet.com/
Q: What does Corrente mean? A: Corrente is Italian for "current" (as in electrical current). It was also the name of a type of Baroque dance (called courante in French); the word meant "running."
Q: How did you make this video? A: This page http://www.musanim.com/ProductionNote... gives an overview of the way my production process works. In this particular case, I started with a digital score and synchronized audio.
Q: Is there a way I can make animated scores myself? A: The Music Animation Machine MIDI file player will generate a similar kind of display; you can get the (Windows) software here: http://www.musanim.com/player/ There are lots of places on the web where you can get MIDI files; I usually go to the Classical Archives site first: http://www.classicalarchives.com/