Pastorale Nocturne

Grade 4

Item #: B-B04415     Status: Available

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This bundle includes:
1. A digital PDF of the Teacher Resource Guide from the Teaching Music textbook
2. An mp3 recording of the work

In 1996, Robert Bazzel, Director of Bands at Sterling High School in Runnemede, New Jersey, commissioned Pastorale Nocturne in memory of Miss Jennifer Persia. Jennifer was a clarinetist as well as a member of the marching band’s color guard section.

The outer sections of Pastorale Nocturne serve as an elegy, while the center section has a march-like quality.

Pastorale Nocturne encompasses many of the emotions that remain from this tragedy—both the joy and the energy of Jennifer’s life as well as the sadness and despair that many continue to feel.