Beetle in the Bottle

Class: Original Piano Solo

Published: 1940.

Comment: One of a set entitled 'Insect Oddities' and one of Billy's most ingenious rhythmic pieces, with the left hand inserting mainly foreign chords to an ingenious rhythmic pattern. It well conveys the impression suggested by the title although, according to his wife Jill, Billy was too fond of animals not to have freed any trapped creature at once.

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