Sheet Music: Nocturne in D-flat major

TitleNocturne in D-flat major
Opus numberOp. 27, No. 2
ComposerFrédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyD-flat major
RangeDb4–Bb6
Time signature6/8
Tempo30 BPM
Performance time5:10
Difficulty leveladvanced
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Date added2011-10-02
Last updated2011-10-02
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Nocturnes, Romantic

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Sunday 2 October 2011

Tune of the Day: Nocturne in D-flat major

by Frédéric Chopin, arranged for solo flute

The Nocturne in D flat major, Op. 27/2, is one of Chopin's most graceful essays in fioritura ornamentation. The opening melody will be familiar to many who nevertheless cannot identify it by name, since it has occasionally been featured in popular culture, such as in the 1977 James Bond movie, The Spy Who Loved Me, where it is cleverly used in conjunction with deep-sea imagery.

Thanks to Luca for suggesting this piece!