Nocturne: 1. a work of art dealing with evening or night. Composition: 1. The act or art of composing, or forming a whole or integral, by placing together and uniting different things, parts, or ingredients. The ingredients Nuhn unites on this collection of nocturnes and lullabies are elegantly simple melodies realized by rich, acoustic instruments. Nocturnes is music of repose grounded in the power and beauty of American music traditions. The songs in this collection take their time, reflecting on each subtle turn and diversion. Nocturnes invites you to slow down, relax and enjoy the strong sense of place in these pieces. You might imagine sitting on the porch of a farm house in the mid west, sun setting over the fields while you listen to Thanks Be. Alone Again may transport you to a quiet jazz club where a pianist is playing a tuneful ballad. And when the Moon is bright in the night sky you might see mysterious shadows, Silhouettes, that creep along the walls.