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I began listening to Baroque music many years ago and tried writing in that style but without much success. In 2012, I began studying it in depth. I bought the Session Strings Pro sample library and soon completed my first piece inspired by Vivaldi and Corelli.

There is much room for improvement and much to learn, but overall I'm happy with how things are progressing.

This is an adaptation for strings of the second movement from the third cello sonata by Benedetto Marcello. I took the cello part, raised it an octave, and gave it to the first violins. I then wrote accompanying parts for the second violins, violas, cellos, and basses.

This was more of an exercise in Baroque composition than anything else, but I'm pleased with the results. I look forward to adapting other pieces in the same way.

The music was realized with Session Strings Pro mixed with Vienna Symphonic Library's Solo Strings.