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Butterfly's Ball

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Ryan Fraley

Ryan Fraley

General Info

Year: 2005
Duration: c. 4:00
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: FJH Music Company, Inc.
Cost: Score and Parts - $80.00   |   Score Only - $11.00


Full Score
Flute I-II
Clarinet in Bb I-II-III
Bass Clarinet in Bb
Alto Saxophone in Eb I-II
Tenor Saxophone in Bb
Baritone Saxophone in Eb
Trumpet in Bb I-II-III
Horn in F I-II
Trombone I-II-III
Timpani (doubles Concert Wind Chimes)*
Percussion I-II-III-IV-V, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Crotales
  • Cymbals (crash and suspended)
  • Glockenspiel
  • Ratchet
  • Shaker
  • Snare Drum
  • Tambourine
  • Triangle
  • Vibraphone
  • Wind Chimes*

*This piece calls for regular concert wind chimes found in most percussion studios, as well as a small set of outdoor wind chimes.


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

This compelling work incorporates elements of mystery and intrigue in a whirlwind of sounds, colors, and textures. Written in a quick 3/4 time, this engaging composition uses an attractive harmonic language, expressive melodic lines, and clever orchestrations to invoke the fairy-tale imagery of Robert Louis Stevenson's poetry in A Child's Garden of Verses. The playful nature of the piece moves between a lilting quality and a more lyrical expressive nature. Wonderful writing and an excellent change of pace for any concert.

- Program Note by publisher

Commercial Discography

None discovered thus far.


State Ratings

  • Texas: III


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Works for Winds by this Composer


  • Fraley, R.; Roscoe, W.; Stevenson, R. (2005). Butterfly's Ball : From A Child's Garden of Verses [score]. FJH Music: Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.