Richards: A Butterfly Coughs in Africa for Clarinet Choir
Code: JP2025 ISMN: 979-0-3019-0199-1
A butterfly coughs in Africa, flaps its wing ever so slightly, rustling a nearby leaf which falls gently to the ground, adding its tiny momentum to a passing breeze, lending it just enough force to cross a stream into the open tundra where the wind now picks up and heads out over the Atlantic, ever gaining strength as it gradually whips into a frenzy, sending torrential rain down upon Bermuda, and turning inexorably toward the coast of South Carolina. Or something like that....
A Butterfly Coughs in Africa was composed for Mitchell Estrin and the University of Florida Clarinet Choir. The piece is very colorful and will be a great addition to your program.