The Many Lives of Barby and Toby the Cats for Flute, Oboe and Piano by Nicole Buetti
Piano score and parts
This piece is dedicated to Sister Rosalia of Assisi, Italy, who helped organize the Assisi Performing Arts Festival and loved attending every concert. Rosalia approached the composer, Nicole Buetti after a performance, and asked if she would write a piece for her beloved cats, Barby and Toby. Always enjoying composing uplifting musical portraits, Nicole completed the piece and it premiered the following year at the festival with Sister Rosalia in attendance. The piece is a “purr-fect”, light-hearted representation of two cats and their many lives together. An enjoyable piece for players and audiences alike.