Nocturne for String Orchestra is an arrange from my original String Quartet. The addition of string bass adds a sense of fullness.
Nocturne for String Orchestra is based off an Asian story about a hero who suffers a mortal wound while fighting abroad. As he lies dying, he asks the Moon to send his good-byes to his loved ones: his wife and 4 children. But it’s a cloudy evening, and the Moon only shows itself in brief moments. The piece follows the hero’s thoughts for each loved one, portrayed through the string instruments. The instruments interweave and culminate at points when the Moon finally reveals itself to the Hero, allowing him to finally send his last thoughts.
Recording – 2011 – Louisiana Sinfonietta