Nocturne in Classical
Style for Flute and String Quartet
The Nocturne, as a separate title, began with the piano
music of John Field (Although there are earlier examples such as
Haydn's "Notturni for the King of Naples".) but was popularized by
Frederic Chopin. It is a "night piece", a "mood" piece if you
will, and I have treated it as such.
This started life in response to a request from Carlos
Caicedo-Russi, a fellow member of the Delian Society, for his group in
Venezuela which consists of a flute and string quartet. I've kept the
style as simple as possible as well as the degree of difficulty, at
least in the lower strings. Hence, the "Classical Style" of the title.