July Free Sheet Music: Chopin Nocturne (intermediate arrangement)

“Chopin Concert” painting by Henryk Siemiradzki (Public Domain)

Chopin was only twenty when he composed his Nocturne Opus 9, No. 2 in 1831, and it is one of the most beloved pieces in piano literature. I originally excerpted the first page of the Nocturne in my Upper Hands Piano, BOOK 4, and decided to expand it to encompass the full piece (minus a couple cadenzas and repeated sections) for you for the summer! I transposed it to F, and arranged it for intermediate piano. If you are a beginner, just play the treble line, and the first bass note in each measure, to simplify. Learn the first two pages this month, and next month I will provide you with pages 3-4!

PRINT Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2

Demonstration of intermediate arrangement

Here is the original sheet music for Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2:

How is your summer going so far? Here in Southern California it has been very dry, and because of the drought we are cutting back on watering our gardens. But of course global warming has been affecting the weather everywhere; I hope you are doing ok in your part of the world.

Have you set any goals for the summer? I am going to start studying French again this month, and I am practicing my accordion a few times per week in addition to jamming each week outside with neighbors. It has been a while since I’ve composed music for films, but now I am composing BOOK themes! I’ll tell you more about that later, as soon as I have posted some in my RipeReads (book recs for adults 50+) blog, and Ripe Reads Instagram accounts. And of course I play the piano every day- classical, jazz, rock, original music… I love it all. What are you planning to do this summer? Travel? Relax more? Learn how to play Chopin’s Nocturne Op. 9, No. 2? Leave a comment below and share what your plans are! With love and music, Gaili

8 Replies to “July Free Sheet Music: Chopin Nocturne (intermediate arrangement)”

    1. That’s so great! I started playing a few years ago – wanting a more mobile acoustic instrument. It’s so fun to play yet still difficult for me. Always so much more to learn Thanks so much for your comment!

      1. Thanks as always for you monthly sheet music. Loved the neighborhood band jam video! Must have been a blast creating it. Have a great summer!

  1. Our weather in the Pacific NW has been unusually wet and we are hoping for dry. In between raindrops we plan to explore more of Puget Sound this summer on our small trawler, so that’s my goal. When not boating I play piano every day. I love the Schubert sonata you arranged in June and am enjoying learning it.

    1. Hi Kathy – It’s crazy how everyone’s weather is off. For us the lack of rain is scary, but I can imagine that too much rain in the summer would be distressing too! How wonderful that you have a trawler. That must be so fun (when it’s dry!) I’m so glad you’re enjoying the Schubert! Happy Fourth of July and thanks for your comment!

  2. I love love LOVE this website, the piano books and the monthly free music!! I love that the music is clear, larger then most and easy to sight read but never TOO easy! Thank You for giving me a reason to smile!

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