Originally for violin, this beautiful Nocturne has two editions in one publication - for intermediate and advanced levels. The easier version remains in bass clef throughout; the advanced version is a 5th higher; and both offer musical and technical challenges. This [lower edition] has been very popular with intermediate students who are not quite ready to play in thumb position yet, but have a good knowledge of the positions up to harmonic G (one octave above the open string).
19th-century German composer-pianist J.F. Burgmuller lived most of his life in Paris and writes in a lyrical style, typical of the age. The nocturne exemplifies his beautiful and evocative music which allows the performer to display not only their honed technique, but a depth of musicality and taste.