Instrumentation: Full orchestra - 2 Flutes, 2 Oboes, 2 Clarinets in Bb, 2 Bassoons, 4 Horns in F, 3 Trumpets in C, 2 Trombones, Bass Trombone, Tuba, Percussion, 2 Harps, Celesta, Strings.
1st prize in the Carter Composition Competition.
Nocturne was written as a part of the Carter Composition Competition at The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music, and composed after the great composer Claude Debussy. There are included cites from two of his works, and the harmonic world, as well as the atmosphere, are influenced by his style. The technic and the texture of the piece are an expression of Van Gogh's famous painting Starry Night.
The Buchmann-Mehta School of Music Symphonic Orchestra
Conductor - Yoav Talmi