NIKOLA’S NOCTURNE – for String Quartet (solo violin and string trio)


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Johnstone Creations – NIKOLA’S NOCTURNE (Concert Piece) – this music has been composed for string quartet (solo violin and string trio)


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PDF 1 – General Score (8 pages in all)

PDF 2 – All Individual parts (10 pages in all)


Brief Information:

An small piece that offers many possibilities to programme – serious, lighter, encore, background music etc.  Of sufficient  musical interest to be played alongside other larger compositions, it is also well within the grasp of young players with only a few years study behind them. The harmony is not specifically romantic, at least in its majority, but it is a most tender piece in often rather more ‘neutral’ harmonies, perhaps with a film sound track feel. The first violin in this case has ALL the melody – the other string parts play in clever constant eighth-note pizzicato patterns. True to the almost inevitable influence of Chopin the piece also offers a fair amount of flexibility and rubato to good first violinists, giving those with imagination and feeling plenty of scope to try interesting things! Therefore this piece is also included under the solo violin repertoire in Johnstone-Music…


Duration: approx. 3 mins


This musical creation was originally written for: Nikola Takov and the ‘Fluencias’ String Quartet


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