Nocturne No.1 for Violin & Piano



Duration: 7′

May 19, 2014
Student Composer Recital
New England Conservatory
Boston, MA
Francesca Fetten, violin
Heather Niemi Savage, piano

Program 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.


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