Butterflies on the Breeze for String Orchestra (Grade 1)
This piece depicts the magic of butterfly migration with only open strings and first finger (using all strings). The butterflies disappear into the sky with a soft, delicate pizzicato ending. Bowing skills include two-note slurs, staccato on the string, and hooked bowings. While rhythmically simple, this piece incorporates a great mix of note values, making counting accuracy important. Number of parts: 8-vln1, 8-vln2, 2-vln3, 5-vla, 5-cello, 3-bass, score. Grade 1.