6: Nocturne

Year of composition
Easy (Grades 1-3)
2 minutes
Classical music
Solo instrument (Piano)
Instrumental parts
Not available

'Nocturne' was written when I was 14 desperately trying (and failing) to play Chopin's famous Eb Nocturne. There are obvious influences of Chopin in this very brief and simple nocturne. The piece consists of a simple theme played twice with very little variation. The piece was written to prove to a friend that the key of Cb major actually existed and although writing it out in B major would make it easier to read, I was proving a point (and winning a bet!)

I am always interested in how my pieces (particularly educational pieces) are being used. I have therefore decided to offer this piece free, but would ask that you drop me an email to say how you are using it and feel free to include any comments or requests. My email is: guybunce@hotmail.com

�Romantic Miniatures for Piano� is a set of pieces consisting of 10 of my more interesting early compositions and any romantic miniatures that I have written up to the present day. The set is as follows:

1: Dream Tunnel (1990)

2: Nameless (1991)

3: Enigma Part One (1992)

4: Enigma Part Two (1992)

5: Larghetto (1994)

6: Nocturne (1995)

7: Libestraume (1998)

8: In The Name (1998)

9: A Little Nocturne (2001)

10: Une Autre Vie (2003)

I am often called to write such pieces, so a second set is liable to appear in the future.

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