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I See a Butterfly Every Time I'm with You - WIP

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Large Ensemble
2022
7 min.

Bass Clarinet

Bassoon

Cello

Clarinet

Flute

Harp

Horn

Pitched Percussion

Saxophone

Trumpet

Viola

Violin

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Program Notes
“I See a Butterfly Every Time I’m with You” is the first movement of a larger through- composed orchestral work. This was my first venture into writing for large ensemble. The idea for the piece began to form when I my girlfriend and I remarked at how often butterflies seem to cross our path when we are together. The entire piece follows the cycle of a day, with the first movement, called “Aubade,” reflecting the morning and day time. The second movement, called “Murmurations” is a serenade representing the late afternoon and evening time and the third movement, called “Candlelight,” being a nocturne that parallels night time. “I See a Butterfly Every Time I’m with You” is dedicated to Katelyn Brown, my girlfriend, and is a celebration of my time with her.

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