A gentle giant
These muted large string ensembles are a special gem for everybody who is looking for the sweet, passionate sound of a romantic Hollywood-type love story. The sequel to Appassionata Strings I offers almost all of the articulations that the first Collection includes, but played “con sordino”. Their broad and emotive cinematic sound integrates perfectly well into a variety of musical styles, from pop environments to symphonic arrangements, from emotional ballads to film scores, from pure string beds to complete orchestral works.
The Appassionata Strings II Collection offers various facets of sustains and Legato Performances, but also includes articulations such as accented interval notes, spiccatos, staccatos, various Repetition Performances, trills, and much more. They also include “out-of-tune-samples” where various players of the ensemble carefully correct their intonation as the tone progresses. Mirroring what actually happens in live orchestral performances, this is a very effective technique for creating heightened realism and expression. The bass section of Appassionata Strings IIconsists of 6 five-string and 4 four-string basses, giving the low end a deep and rich flavor.
Other configurations may work but are not actively supported.