Leonardo Fibonacci was born around 1170. As a young boy, he learned about the Hindu-Arabic numeral system. Recognizing that arithmetic with Hindu-Arabic numerals is simpler and more efficient than with Roman numerals, Fibonacci advanced this thinking throughout the Mediterranean world. The Fibonacci Suite for strings is dedicated and named in the honor of this Mathematician, who like Bach, took a complicated system (in the case of Bach, with music; in this case with number systems) and simplified it. The composer admits that she has no formal mathematical training other than what is received in undergraduate university curriculum. However, Dr. Ende' does admit to stumbling across the Fibonacci story while trying to find another name for the word eight, which she was going to lend as a title to this collection of eight string pieces. Thus we have the Fibonacci Suite for Strings, Opus 55. It is set in the key of C Major. Much as other composers, Ms. Ende' has used the Suite form to collect several string pieces of similar spirit. To round out the album, the Orchestral Gymnopodae No. 2 in E Minor has been added. The work is simply what it says; an exercise for the orchestra. This one is particularly enchanting in it's mysteriousness. Philip Stanislauw for the composer.