Sonus Noctis by Olivia Belli for piano solo.

From the album Sonus Noctis, released on XXIM Records.

  • Berceuse
  • Nocturne III
  • Nocturne IV
  • Valse

This collection of scores is available to download and print at home in digital sheet music format.

Programme Notes

“A natural sound that changes in the transition phase between evening and night: before sunset, there is almost a moment of frenzy, a meeting of nature that for me sounds like a greeting to the sun … you hear a very strong thrill, a last burst of life before sinking into sleep. After that, we can contemplate a few minutes of almost total silence in an ecstatic phase that follows the trend of light with shades of orange. And finally, almost as if it came from underground, the nocturnal sounds appear.”

A direct inspiration is the music of Chopin: “For me, studying what he has done, imagined and created is a path of enrichment and deepening; this process encourages me to try to express with my style all that he had already seen in the night, feelings that are unchanged but which now present themselves with a new appearance.”

- Olivia Belli

Duration: c.11 minutes