Saving a Single Starfish by Catherine Wilson has a meandering and thoughtful quality.
The ostinato left hand evokes the ebb and flow of the tide while the melodic motifs in the right hand help to communicate the story of finding a starfish washed up on the beach and returning them to the sea. The hints of minimalistic patterns help to reflect the repetition of the movement of the tide.
Instrument: Piano Solo
Approximate difficulty level: Grade 8 - 8+ / Advanced
Key: Tonal centre F
Time signature: 5/4
Features: Ostinato-style patterns in left hand, minimalist motifs, range of nearly 7 octaves
Focus: Stamina, coordination, spatial awareness
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