Sheet Music: Nocturne in F major

TitleNocturne in F major
Opus numberOp. 15, No. 1
ComposerFrédéric Chopin (1810–1849)
InstrumentationFlute solo
KeyF major
RangeC4–C7
Time signature3/4
Tempo69 BPM
Performance time3:05
Difficulty levelintermediate
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Date added2021-12-17
Last updated2021-12-22
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Nocturnes, Romantic

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Friday 17 December 2021

Tune of the Day: Nocturne in F major

by Frédéric Chopin, arranged for solo flute

First published in 1834, the three nocturnes that make up Chopin's Op. 15 are characterized by a more personal approach than his earlier works. The Nocturne in F major, set out in simple ternary form, contrasts a very simple melody with a fast and dramatic middle section in F minor. Some critics have remarked that this nocturne has little to do with night, as if sunlight is “leaking from the piece's seams”.

Thanks to Ming for suggesting this piece!