Sheet Music

Nocturne in D flat major (from Venturing Beyond)

Nicole DiPaolo
Nicole DiPaolo
Classical / Instrumental
Scored for
Type of score
For a single performer
D flat major
Year of composition

From VENTURING BEYOND, this is Nocturne in D-flat - the only (early-) intermediate educational composition in D-flat major of which I (the composer) am aware.

Link to purchase entire Venturing Beyond volume: https://ndipaolo.musicaneo.com/sheetmusic/sm-226266_venturing_beyond.html

Notes on the composition:

The nocturne was first made famous by the Irish composer John Field in the early 19th century; however, most pianists today associate the genre with Frederic Chopin. It usually features a lyrical melody over an arpeggiated bass. In this piece, the right hand melody should be played cantabile (in a singing style) throughout, with the left hand in the background. Some rubato is appropriate.
Skills employed in this piece:
* Reading heavily flat key signatures and double flats
* Enharmonic reinterpretation (B double-flat/A natural)
* Cantabile playing in the RH
* Arpeggiation and smooth execution of broken chord figures
* Clef switching in the LH

Notes on the collection:

VENTURING BEYOND features twenty late beginner to early intermediate-level piano solos, representing all key signatures with three or more sharps/flats (including enharmonics)--keys rarely seen in today's pedagogical piano literature for the early grades. These pieces, written in Baroque, Classical and Romantic styles, not only help acquaint students with the idea of reading "within keys," but they also introduce common musical genres of the Western Classical canon (including the scherzo, sarabande, minuet, and fugue). These short, expressive compositions--each no more than two pages in a medium-sized font and requiring no more than a major sixth reach--are also ideal for adult students who desire to play musically satisfying repertoire that is within their technical grasp, but still suitable for public and private performance.
This volume also refrains from invoking programmatic titles or content that might suggest that it is geared toward the school-age student; thus, it is ideal for student pianists of all ages, from 5 to 105! This volume is pre-formatted to print double-sided, so that each of the two-page pieces will lie on facing pages when bound and no page turns will be required."

Upload date: 10 May 2019
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