I Never Saw Another Butterfly

Charles Davidson

With over 4,000 performances since its first printing, this musical memorial to the Holocaust and the 15,000 children of the Terezin concentration camp has had special performances by the American Boy Choir of Princeton in the White House Rotunda and at the Holy See in Rome. The folio contains nine poignant settings taken from the children's poetry.

A favorite of amateur, and professional boys' and girls' choirs and suitable for high school, college, women's and community choirs.

Songs include: It All Depends on how You Look at It, Man Proposes God Disposes, Terezin, The Butterfly, The Garden, The Little Mouse, On a Sunny Evening, Yes That's the Way Things Are, Birdsong.

Often programed as Solo Voice with Piano, often with violin obligato. Choose SSA Chorus and Piano Score below.



SSA Treble Voices (Girls and/or Boys), Chorus and Piano. Intermediate level (available as download)

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SSA Chorus and Speaking Voices, with Orchestra and/or piano, Advanced level

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Download free MP3 of the entire "I Never Saw Another Butterfly," orchestral version.

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Violin (for use with SSA Chorus and piano)

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Orchestral score (for use with SSA Chorus and Speaking voices). Orchestration: Fl (2), Ob (2), Bsn, Horn in F (2), Tpt in C (2), Trbn (2), Timp, Perc (2), Harp, Piano, Strings (6-4-3-3-2). Also arranged for solo voice, string quartet, oboe, french horn, harp or solo violin. Rental only, please contact publisher.

Listen to: "The Butterfly" with orchestral accompaniment.


Listen to: "Birdsong" with orchestral accompaniment.


Listen to: "The Little Mouse" with piano accompaniment.


Listen to: "On a Sunny Evening" with piano accompaniment.


Listen to: "Yes, That's the Way Things Are" with piano accompaniment.


Listen to: "Man Proposes, God Disposes" with piano accompaniment.


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Copyright law prohibits photocopying music. In order to help you stay within your budget, we offer a license which gives you permission to make all the copies you need. If your intention is to duplicate, we ask that you do the right thing and to also purchase the license. Thank you.


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Also available
on DVD: The Journey of Butterfly


Praise for Immunim III

"I am providing your three books to my CICA students as their basic Nusa texts. There has not been anything like them."

azzan Alberto Mizrachi, Anshe Emet Synagogue, Chicago, IL

"Charles Davidson's extensive and scholarly work on Nusa, Sefer Hadrakhah, is perhaps the most important book on this subject since the publication of Baer's Ba'al Tefillah. We encourage every colleague to purchase this volume for his/her library."

azzan Stephen J. Stein, Executive Vice President, The Cantors Assembly of America


"In this book, Davidson has managed to bottle both the wisdom and the musicality of his teacher, Max Wohlberg z"l. plus his own vast experience of over four decades of teaching Nusa  to   generations of cantors. He has poured his knowledge and teaching soul into the pages of this book, and all of us who teach Nusa owe him enormous gratitude, for future students will hear him speaking-and singing-to them through these pages."

azzan Joel Caplan, Instructor Jewish Theological Seminary


" . . . a truly usable reference work for home-or classroom-use."

Dr. Joseph A. Levine, Author and Scholar


" . . . a sensational work . . . An important and wonderful gift."

azzan Stephen Stein, Executive Director, The Cantor's Assembly


"This comprehensive survey of the liturgical year will be an invaluable source for cantors of all movements."  

Dr. Bruce Ruben, Dean, Hebrew Union College, School of Sacred Music

"Sefer Hadrakhah is a fabulous resource for all students of traditional Ashkenazi synagogue chant. Cantor Dr. Davidson's work is beautifully annotated, a thorough and accessible presentation of Nusa Hatefillah; a must for every cantor and Jewish musician."

Dr. Brian Mayer, Acting Dean, Hebrew College, Boston