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Hi Oliver,

This is a nice piece, I like it, but I'm not sure I would classify it as a Nocturne.  In parts it has that dreamy, pensive aspect that I think of as defining a nocturne, but in other parts it flies off into more of a fantasy (in my humble opinion that might have been a better title).

But good work either way.

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If your piece doesn't really fit any of the standard constructs like Nocturne, Sonata, Concerto, Prelude etc., then Fantasy for piano in (key) is always a good bet, it has a fairly wide ranging definition and so can cover a lot of work that otherwise defies definition.

Although, you could call it anything you like and no one would really mind, it's just that if something does have a fairly ridged definition, I always like to try and fit the work to that definition.

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Some of those grace note D#->E's are kind of awkward, haha. I concur that Nocturne doesn't really fit it. I don't think it needs to be in the confines of any pre-established convention... 
Transition to C# major came out a little bit from left field especially with a minor sixth, but it was fine.
It's really good and flows well. I imagine a skilled pianist would know exactly what to do with this!

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