Nocturne mazurka

There are 2 recordings of this tune.

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One setting

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X: 1
T: Nocturne
R: mazurka
M: 3/4
L: 1/8
K: Gmaj
Bd | e4 ef | B4 Bd | e4 ef | de/d/ B2 Bd |
B2 G3A | F2 D3B | E6 | E4 ED | E4 Bd||
|e4 ef | B4 Bd | e2 e3f | B4 Bd | B2 G3A | F2 D3B |
E6 | E4 Bd | e4 ef | B4 Bd | e2 e3f | d2 B2 Bd |
B2 G3A | F2 D3B | E6 | E4 ED | E6 | E4 ||
|B2 | e4 ef | B4 Bd | e2 e3f | B4 Bd | B2 G3A |
F2 D3B | E6 | E4 Bd | e4 ef | B4 Bd | e2 e3f |
de/d/ B2 Bd | B2 G3A | F2 D3B | B6 | B6 |
B3d c^A | B4 Be | f4 Bf | g4 Bg | fe c2 d2 |
B4 Be |f4 Ba | g4 Bg | fe c2 d2 | B6 | B4 BB//c//B//A//|
B6 | B6 | B4 Bd | e4 ef | B4 Bd | e4 ef | d2 B2 Bd |
B2 G3A | F2 D3B | E6 | E6 | E4 ||
# Added by JACKB .

Three comments

Nocturne

An Irish sounding tune played by Fionula McSherry.

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Air?! ~ definitely not a ‘mazurka’

What tempo did she play this at? Was it steady or was the beat interpreted more liberally?

Fionnula McSherry? ~ a piper?

More information would be welcome…

Nocturne

The song is a nocturne, rather than it actually being called "Nocturne" (although that may still be its name, obviously). Nocturnes are "odes to the night", so to speak, written and played to reflect the atmosphere of the night. Their origin lies in classical music and have gotten most of their (fairly limited) popularity from Chopin’s efforts. Nocturnes tend to be made up out of three parts, the first being quiet and at ease, the second being noticably more vivid than the first (as a sort of ‘counterpart’) and the third being an adaption of the first again. The third part constitutes the ending of the piece, leaving room for improvisation.

Nocturnes CAN have a liberal rhythm, though not as strongly as your average air. They are intended to be played at the rhythm given and very gently.