Nocturne (Older Middle School Band)

Op 40

Antonin Dvorak
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The beautiful opus 40 Nocturne for strings. This arrangement is intended for a late middle school band - say 8th graders here in the US. To make it accessible to them, I’ve change the key from B major to B flat major and the original time signature from 12/8 to 3/4 with the tempo of the original 8th becoming the quarter here. Technically the piece should not present too much challenge, though it may push the student’s ranges a bit here and there. It will help teach breath control & staggered breathing within sections, as well as expression and maintaining a "long line".

Score ID
Antonin Dvorak
Year of arrangement
Moderate (Grades 4-6)
6 minutes
School band
Classical music

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