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Butterfly's Day Out (score - mandolin/misc. instr., cel, bs)

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By Mark O'Connor

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String Trio, Mandolin/Misc. Instrument, Cello, Double Bass - Advanced - Digital Download
Composed by Mark O'Connor. Contemporary Classical, Post-Romantic, Neo-Classical, Americana. Score. 12 pages. Published by Mark O'Connor Musik International (S0.935549).

Item Number: S0.935549

Butterfly’s Day Out (score – mandolin/misc instr., cel, bs) MO110A

Score (parts available)

Music by Mark O’Connor

8 pages - 4:45 minutes in length


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, receiving a wide variety of radio play, and 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 underprivileged youths. At his workshop, O’Connor 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 Camps. The music is suited for advanced and intermediate levels.


Original music printed from the composer’s manuscripts.

Music editing, copying and engraving by Mark O’Connor

using “Finale” on Apple Macintosh 1994


Composed by Mark O’Connor

Originally released on “Appalachian Waltz” featuring Mark O’Connor, Yo-Yo Ma and Edgar Meyer, Sony Classical

Other versions of Butterfly’s Day Out can be heard on Mark O’Connor’s “Thirty-Year Retrospective” OMAC Records, “A Musical Legacy” OMAC Records and “The Essential Mark O’Connor” Sony Classical


Catalogue Number MO110A

Copyright © 1994 by Mark O’Connor Music International


For more information on violinist and composer Mark O'Connor, O’Connor String Camps, Touring Ensembles, Discography, Bio, Repertoire and more, please visit


For information on the “O’Connor Method” – instructional book series for violin, viola, cello and school string orchestra programs:

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