Secret Agent 440
By Carrie Lane Gruselle
Highland/Etling String Orchestra
In this tribute to film music of the spy-movie genre, our Secret Agent 440 tries to keep a low profile while exploring chromatics, dynamics, double stops and diverse articulations. When things get too loud, there is a corrective "shhh!" to remind the agent to stay in the shadows. The repeated pizzicato A is the heartbeat that creates and maintains the drive and suspense.