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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

Saving a Single Starfish

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