Nocturne No. 1 for Violin & Piano

For solo violin with piano accompaniment

When listening, please start at the 30″ second mark; we did some tuning that accidentally wasn’t edited out of the recording.
Duration 7’
Premiere May 19, 2014
Student Composer Recital
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA
Francesca Fetten, violin
Heather Niemi Savage, piano
Notes This piece was composed in April 2014 and follows the general ABA form of a nocturne, though both of the first two parts contain a development section.  The A section makes use of the octatonic scale, and the B section relaxes somewhat into Ab major. This very intense piece could be considered a prayer without words. “When we do not know what to pray, the Spirit speaks to God for us with feelings that are too deep for words.” Romans 8:26, paraphrased.

Digital Edition of “Nocturne No.1 for Violin”

You will be licensed to print out one copy of the violin part and one copy of the violin/piano score.


A PDF of the score will be delivered via email. Please allow up to 48 hours. Order processing will be handled by my publishing company, Every Generation Music.

Print Edition – one copy of “Nocturne No.1 for Violin”

Includes violin solo part and violin/piano score.


Print edition prices include regular mail shipping within the continental United States. If you need something different, please contact me. Print editions are printed on a per-order basis. Please allow a lead time of 2-3 weeks before shipping. Order processing will be handled by my music publishing company, Every Generation Music.

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