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Nocturne and Imagined  Conversation

Nocturne

for clarinet and piano


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Story behind the piece:

This piece uses many of the harmonies of the great songs of the 1930s to great effect. This electronic preview performance was created on the Roland JV1080. Live performance awaited....



Sample page of score (pdf)

A song for high countertenor (or mezzo soprano) and piano based on this music and

called "An Imagined Conversation"

is also available from Musik Fabrik:

The lyrics to this song are :


. . . and in the silence I recall the many times we spent:

the show was over and done.

The audience had long long gone,

and we were sitting there, waiting, waiting.



One of us just had to speak.

You said "Will it ever be like tonight again?

you and I singing true you and I singing tenderly

as if we were the parts we played.

The people thought we were so in love."

And then I said to you

"My Love, it can always be like tonight!

Truly! Oh won't you come home with me?

You and I singing true, you and I in reality,

not just the story of the show, truly!"



And in reply you reminded me of those many times.


"Let's just remember the show.

I was cold and you held me warmed me kissed me

fondled me that night and I'm so cold at night!

But . . . . Don't ask again friend!

Don't ask again just friend!

Please do not ask

Stop playing with me let's just stay friends!"

Into the night you left me alone

It could never be it was just in my mind!

You heard nothing of what I said

and in the silence I said to myself

"When will I ever tell you out loud what I feel?"


Nocturne For Alto Saxophone and Piano.

Published by Musik Fabrik. (mfdws004as)

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Nocturne For Flute and piano. Published by Musik Fabrik. (mfdws004f)

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Nocturne For Bb Saxophone and piano. Published by Musik Fabrik. (mfdws004b)

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Nocturne For Bb Clarinet and piano. Published by Musik Fabrik. (mfdws004)

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Nocturne "The Imagined Conversation" For Counter Tenor or Mezzo Voice and piano. Published by Musik Fabrik. (mfdws004v)

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