Franz Strauss (1822-1905), the father of the composer Richard Strauss, played horn in the Bavarian Court Opera orchestra for more than 40 years and composed a number of repertoire pieces for the horn. The Nocturno, Op. 7, for horn and piano was first published in 1904. With a range that is very well suited to the bass flute, it is a great solo to showcase the expressive and lyrical side of the instrument. It has been arranged here by flutist Jeffrey Beyer.