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Nocturnal After John Dowland, Op. 70

By Benjamin Britten

Composed by Benjamin Britten (1913-1976). Edited by Julian Bream. Book; Classical Guitar Solo; Masterworks. Faber Edition. 20th Century; Masterwork. Published by Faber Music (AP.12-0571500056).

Item Number: AP.12-0571500056
ISBN 0571500056. 20th Century; Masterwork.

Britten's Nocturnal After John Dowland Op. 70 is a fantastically varied and intricate piece for Solo Guitar, which has been edited here by Julian Bream. This piece will present an enjoyable challenge to the advancing classical guitarist.

The first performance of Nocturnal was given by Julian Bream at the Aldburgh Festival June 12th 1964. The song upon which the work is based is No. 20 in The First Book of Songs or Ayres of Four Parts by John Dowland, published in 1597.

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  • 5

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  • October 31, 2008 excellent

    One of the best pieces for the guitar ever written

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