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Nocturno for Bass Flute and Piano


  • Staff Pick
  • Editor's Choice

Staff Pick

“Dramatic music for bass flute!”

Chris Hankin Just Flutes staff member -

This romantic piece arranged for bass flute and piano is very dramatic. The key is D flat major and the opening melody shows the bass flute at its singing best. The central section is much more stormy, the piano adding extra punch and depth to the texture. The opening return restores a sense of calm. This style of writing is all very unusual in the bass flute repertoire and so this is must for all enthusiasts who love a good tune.

From the Publisher

Franz Strauss (1822-1905), the father of the composer Richard Strauss, played horn in the Bavarian Court Opera orchestra for more than 40 years and composed a number of repertoire pieces for the horn. The Nocturno, Op. 7, for horn and piano was first published in 1904. With a range that is very well suited to the bass flute, it is a great solo to showcase the expressive and lyrical side of the instrument. It has been arranged here by flutist Jeffrey Beyer.

Finalist: NFA Newly Published Music Awards 2020

Performance duration (approx): 5'30

Difficulty guide: 7-8
Difficulty level, roughly compared to ABRSM exam grades. 0 is beginner, 9 is advanced (beyond grade 8).

Item Details


  • Part 1: Bass Flute
  • Part 2: Piano
Category: Bass Flute Music
Publisher: ALRY Publications
Publisher's reference: A30
Our Stock Code: 1464580
Media Type: Paperback - Score and parts (9 pages [score])