- Instrumentation: alto flute & piano
- Difficulty Level: Intermediate or above [ UK grade 5 ]
- Duration: ca. 3:00"
- arranger: Roz Trubger
- Genre: Romantic
- Format: Printed sheet music or PDF digital download [9 pp]
- Extras: mp3 digital download play-alongs [6 MB]
The melody is given to the alto flute in this transcription of Nocturne (originally for piano solo). It has a gentle character and a lovely, flowing quality that makes it an effective concert item. The compositional style of Giovannin Sgambati blends the melodic quality of Italian music into Classical forms.
Sgambati was a great pianist, a friend and a colleague of Franz Liszt. He lived his whole life in Rome where he was an influential conductor, composer and teacher. His mother was English, daughter of the sculptor Joseph Gott.