Instrumentation Violin I (8) Violin II (8) Violin III/Viola T.C. (5) Viola (5) Violoncello (5) Contrabass (5)
Program Notes Planet Hunter is an energetic work for beginners to help them develop skill on their lower string notes, with much of the main theme performed on the G string. Musically, the piece depicts the intensity and excitement of discovering new planets. Planet Hunters are amateur astronomers who use data and observation to discover new planets – there is a group on the internet dedicated to the pursuit of discovery, and they encourage everyone to enjoy the exploration of the skies.