Chopin Nocturnes Op. 55 Classical Piano Sheet Music Free PDF Download


The two (fifteenth and sixteenth) Nocturnes, Op. 55 were composed around 1842 and 1844 and were published in August 1844. Frédéric Chopin dedicated these pieces to his pupil, Jane Stirling.

Nocturne in F minor, Op. 55, No. 1

This piece has an average of five minutes duration and has been played by a lot of famous pianists. It is in ternary form (ABA) ang has the main theme of a slow 4/4 heavy, steady crochet beat. Starting with the main theme with minor variations while the right hand plays a slow melody and the left hand accompanies with bass note and chord in crotchets.

Classical Piano Sheet Music Free PDF Download Chopin Nocturnes Op. 55
Classical Piano Sheet Music Free PDF Download Chopin Nocturnes Op. 55

On the second section, the right hand is playing the melody while the left hand is being accompanied by bass noted and a chord. After this, the main theme comes back with few variations to the first two times it was played. The triplet phrased is then added to the 3rd bar of the section. The second section is then repeated again with no variation followed by the first section again immediately with the triplet sequence.

Free Download of Frédéric Chopin’s Nocturnes Op. 55 Classical Piano Music Sheet in PDF

Nocturne in E-flat major, Op. 55, No. 2

The second nocturne in E♭ major features a 12/8 time signature, triplet quavers in the bass, and a lento sostenuto tempo marking. this piece has no contrasting second section unlike the other nocturnes. The melody is flowing onward from the beggining to end in a uniform manner.

GENERAL INFORMATION

Name Translations: 녹턴, Op. 32Nocturnes, Op. 32夜曲Op. 32 (蕭邦)2 Notturni op. 32Nocturns op. 32Nokturny op. 32Nocturnes, opus 32المقطوعة الحالمة Op.32 (شوبان)
Composer: Chopin, Frédéric
Opus/Catalogue Number: Op.32
I-Catalogue Number: IFC 68
Movements/Sections: 2 pieces:
  1. Andante sostenuto in B major
  2. Lento in A-flat major
Year/Date of Composition: 1836-1837
First Publication: 1837 November
Dedication: Madame Camile de Billing