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O'Connor, Mark - Butterfly's Day Out for Mandolin, Viola, Cello - Viola - Digital Download

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Butterfly's Day Out for mandolin/misc. instr., cello and doublebass by O'Connor is on the album "Appalachia Waltz" featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer. The piece was one of the stand-out cuts getting a wide variety of radio play, bringing the trio's music to new audiences. Written originally for the mandolin, it surely is one of O'Connor's most memorable mandolin melodies. With the aid of Edgar Meyer arranging the fabulous cello and bass solo sections, the piece can be performed in a variety of instrumental settings. The mandolin part could be also covered by guitar, piano, harp or most any chordal instrument. The piece was named by a young music student at an inner-city camp for under-privileged youths. At O'Connor's workshop, he performed his new piece on the mandolin and asked for the kids to help him name it. The title, "Butterfly's Day Out" helped O'Connor complete his vision for the tune. The whole experience also inspired the idea for O'Connor to start his own Fiddle Camp now held annually in Tennessee.

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Title: Butterfly's Day Out for Mandolin, Viola, and Cello
Composer: Mark O'Connor
Publisher: Mark O'Connor Musik International
Instrumentation: Mandolin, Viola, Cello
Parts Included: Viola Part
Pages: 3 Pages
Time: 5 minutes
Format: Digital Download

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Mark O'Connor began his creative journey at the feet of American fiddling legend Benny Thomasson, and the iconic French jazz violinist Stéphane Grappelli. Now, at age 55, he has melded these influences into a new American classical music, and is perpetuating his vision of an American School of String Playing. Mr. O’Connor has won three Grammys, seven CMA awards as well as several national fiddle, guitar and mandolin champion titles. His distinguished career includes representing the United States Information Agency in cultural diplomacy to six continents and performing in front of several U.S. presidents including being invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan to perform as a teen.

After recording a series of albums for Rounder and Warner Bros including his multiple Grammy-winning New Nashville Cats, his recordings for Sony Classical with Yo-Yo Ma, Appalachia Waltz and Appalachian Journey sold a million CDs and gained O'Connor worldwide recognition as a leading proponent of a new American musical idiom.

Mr. O’Connor’s Fiddle Concerto released on Warner Bros. has become the most-performed violin concerto composed in the last 50 years. On his own OMAC Records label, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra recorded his sweeping Americana Symphony while his groundbreaking 9th concerto, The Improvised Violin Concerto was recorded in Boston Symphony Hall. His new touring group, the Mark O’Connor Band consisting of family members (wife, son and daughter-in-law) debuted at #1 on Billboard Magazine’s bluegrass album chart and their first album Coming Home won a Grammy in 2017.

Mr. O’Connor has authored a series of educational books called the O’Connor Method and is now the fastest growing violin method in the country and tens of thousands can credit the O’Connor books for learning how to play stringed instruments. The O’Connor Method features American music styles, creativity, cultural diversity and western classical technical training. Mr. O’Connor currently is artist-in-residence with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, touring nationally with the Mark O’Connor Band and resides in North Carolina with his wife, fellow bandmate and duo partner Maggie O’Connor.

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