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Nocturno (Strauss)

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Franz Strauss

Franz Strauss (arr. Kerstetter)

Subtitle: For Solo Horn and Wind Ensemble

This work bears the designation Opus 7.

General Info

Year: 1864 / 2015
Duration: c. 6:35
Difficulty: III (see Ratings for explanation)
Original Medium: Horn and Piano
Publisher: ARLY Publications
Cost: Score and Parts (print) - $75.00


Full Score
Solo Horn
Flute I-II
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone
E-flat Baritone Saxophone
B-flat Trumpet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III-IV
Trombone I-II-III


None discovered thus far.

Program Notes

Franz Strauss's Nocturno (Op. 7) for horn and piano features both beautiful lyric writing for the horn as well as the instrument’s penchant for operatic heroism and bravura. It has deservedly become one of the most frequently played works of the standard repertoire for horn — in fact, it is a rare semester at any music school when the Franz Strauss Nocturno is not played at least once on the semester jury examinations.

Kansas State University Professor of Clarinet Dr. Tod Kerstetter wrote this arrangement for solo horn and wind ensemble for the occasion of the 2006 tour of the K-State Symphony Band to Australia, New Zealand, and Fiji. The arrangement is dedicated to hornist Jacqueline Fassler-Kerstetter, and to Dr. Frank Tracz and the members of the K-State Symphony Band.

- Program Note from publisher


State Ratings

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  • University of Florida (Gainesville) Monday Night Band (Cece Stevens, horn) - 18 April 2018

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