nocturne

a moderately slow piece, usually for piano, of dreamy, contemplative character and song-like melody.
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Nocturne

A nocturne (from the French which meant nocturnal, from Latin nocturnus) is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins. ==History== In its more familiar form as a single-mov...
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Nocturne

• (n.) A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn`s `Midsummer-Night`s Dream` music. • (n.) A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as th...
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nocturne

(French: `Nocturnal`), in music, a composition inspired by, or evocative of, the night, and cultivated in the 19th century primarily as a character ... [1 related articles]
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nocturne

notturno noun a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
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Nocturne

[Britten] Nocturne, Op. 60, is a song cycle by Benjamin Britten, written for tenor, seven obbligato instruments and strings. The seven instruments are flute, cor anglais, clarinet, bassoon, harp, French horn and timpani. Nocturne was Britten`s fourth and final orchestral song cycle, after Our Hunting Fathers (Op. 8, 1936), Les Illuminations...
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Nocturne

[Doctor Who audio] IMVUCE - Phil ...
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Nocturne

[painting] Nocturne painting is a term coined by James Abbott McNeill Whistler to describe a painting style that depicts scenes evocative of the night or subjects as they appear in a veil of light, in twilight, or in the absence of direct light. In a broader usage, the term has come to refer to any painting of a night scene, or night-piece,...
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Nocturne

[video game] Nocturne is a psychological horror video game set in the late 1920s and early 1930s – the Prohibition and Great Depression era. The player takes the part of The Stranger (voiced by Lynn Mathis), an operative of a fictional American Government secret organization known as `Spookhouse`, which was created by President Theodore R...
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Nocturne

Noc·turne' noun [ French See Nocturn .] (Mus.) A night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's 'Midsummer-Night's Dream' music.
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Nocturne

A musical composition that has a romantic or dreamy character with nocturnal associations.
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Nocturne

A musical composition that has a romantic or dreamy character with nocturnal associations.
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Nocturne

A night scene.
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Nocturne

A night scene.
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nocturne

a piece written for the night
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Nocturne

In music a nocturne is a night piece, or serenade. The name is now used for a certain graceful and expressive form of instrumental composition, as the nocturne for orchestra in Mendelsohn's Midsummer-Night's Dream music.
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nocturne

In music, a reflective character piece, often for piano, introduced by John Field (1782–1837) and adopted by Frédéric Chopin
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nocturne

literally
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Nocturne

Night - usually solemn / contemplative pieces.
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nocturne

nocturne (nok'tûrn) [Fr.,=night piece], in music, romantic instrumental piece, free in form and usually reflective or languid in character. John Field wrote the first nocturnes, influencing Chopin in the writing of his 19 nocturnes for piano. Others who have written nocturnes include Gabrie...
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nocturne

[n] - a pensive lyrical piece of music (especially for the piano)
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