A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin “nocturnus”) usually describes a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. The name nocturne was first applied to pieces in the 18th century, when it indicated an ensemble piece in several movements, normally played for an evening party and then laid aside.Perhaps you can find a piece for your repertoire that contrasts with one of Dr. Petroff’s “Nocturnes 2017” folio.

Nocturne (Stanchinsky)

Nocturne (Stanchinsky)A piano piece, 6pgs. written by Aleksey Stanchinsky in 1907. Click the name for his bio. This link lists his oeuvre. Download Now!

Nocturne (Buonamici)

Nocturne (Buonamici)A 9 page piano piece in Ab by the German Giuseppe Buonamici (1846-1914) in 1885. Download Now!

Nocturne Posthume

Nocturne PosthumeA short piece for piano (4 pgs) in Ab by Heinrich Wilhelm Ernst (1812-1865), a virtuoso violinist and composer who succeeded Niccolò Paganini’ until an extended illness ended his life. The piece was written in 1864, a short time before his death. Click on the name for the bio. Download Now!

Nocturne (Leschetizky)

Nocturne (Leschetizky)For piano by Theodor Leschetizky (1830-1915), a Polish pianist, professor and composer. One of his piano students achieved world reknown (Ignacy Jan Paderewski). This piece is in the key of A, about 8 pages and was written in 1889. Download Now!

Nocturne (Slate)

Nocturne (Slate)The only widely known piece composed by David Dick Slate (1868-1942). Published in 1917 by Theodore Presser, it runs 8 pages in Bb. Download Now!

Marie: nocturne pour piano

Marie: nocturne pour pianoBy the Welsh composer, Henry Brinley Richards, (1817-1885). He was known for having written the music for the song: God Bless The Prince of Wales for the occasion of the marriage of King Edward, VII to Alexandra of Denmark in 1863. Download Now!

8 Nocturnes, op. 604 (missing #6)

8 Nocturnes, op. 604 (missing #6)A collection by Carl Czerny. This volume is missing #6, but you should be able to find it in this list separately. Download Now!