Frank, I cooked up something for you--and maybe it'll be instructive and/or interesting to other people who come across your thread also.
This is a visual demo of the kind of continuous volume control that I've been talking about.
This is a passage from the first thing I did with The Strad, which uses cc11 for volume, but it's exactly the same principal as when you're using cc1 to control the majority of other Garritan instruments. The controller was recorded live with the mod wheel on my keyboard and then edited where needed with the pencil tool in the Piano Roll View of Sonar.
I hope this file plays for you. It's an animated screen capture done with Camtasia. You'll hear the music while seeing the view in the Piano Roll View which shows the notes in the upper pane, and the cc11 data in the lower pane.
Side notes - you'll see some of the keyswitches for trills etc, but I had the view set where you can't see all the keyswitches - so don't be confused by that.
You'll notice that many of the notes aren't starting right on the beat, but are often slightly before the beat, as happens in live performances. Notice also that all the appropriate notes are overlapping slightly, so that legato can be achieved.
Those are all side issues - What I'm primarily interested in showing you is that the volume data, cc11 in this case, is very active, and you can hear for yourself in the audio that it sounds organic and natural.
Maybe this will be helpful!