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The Search for Butterflies by Catherine Wilson creates a bittersweet feel with a hint of nostalgia.  


The ostinato pattern in the left hand creates the sense of walking and the lyrical right hand uses flurries of notes to imitate the presence of butterflies.


Instrument: Piano Solo


Approximate difficulty level: Grade 6 - 7 / Advanced Intermediate


Key: D# minor with tonal centre B 


Time signature: 6/8


Features: Left hand ostinato patterns, semiquaver / sixteenth-note flurries, quaver / eighth-note movement throughout in left hand


Focus: Stamina, balance between hands, finger dexterity

The Search For Butterflies

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