This miniature nocturne for late elementary students (if it weren’t for the flats, it would be elementary level) provides practice and reinforcement for playing flats and in also developing an effective sense of rubato. Shifting between C major and C minor, the piece has a mysterious quality that sounds mature and sophisticated.
Key: C Major, C minor
Mood: calm, thoughtful, mysterious
Pedagogy: flats, dynamics, ritardando, fermatas, rubato