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  Nocturne - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A nocturne (from the French for "nocturnal") is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night.
The first nocturnes to be written as such were by the Irish composer John Field, generally viewed as the father of the modern nocturne.
Nocturnes are generally thought of as being tranquil, often expressive and lyrical, and sometimes rather gloomy, but in practice pieces with the name nocturne have conveyed a variety of moods: the second of Debussy's orchestral Nocturnes, "Fêtes", for example, is very lively.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nocturne   (545 words)

  
 Nocturne (PC game) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Nocturne is also the name of a role-playing game for the PlayStation 2.
Nocturne is a video game released for PC by Terminal Reality in 1999.
The story and elements were changed because Nocturne did not sell quite as well as had been hoped in the market, so they needed to cut off ties with the Nocturne franchise.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Nocturne_(Game)   (914 words)

  
 GameOver - Nocturne (c) Gathering of Developers
Nocturne is a horror action-adventure game that takes you on a supernatural romp through the 1930s.
Nocturne is a mixture of Resident Evil and Alone in the Dark, with a teaspoon of Rasheed’s balls mixed in for good measure.
The controls in the game are less than spectacular, as are the camera angles employed throughout the game, but Nocturne delivers a terror filled experience that is sure to have gamers looking over their shoulders for ghouls and ghosts, as long as their system can handle the horror that is the system requirements.
www.game-over.net /review/oct99/nocturne   (976 words)

  
 Review: Nocturne
Nocturne is why grown men and women call off from work with the "flu." Nocturne is why new computers are purchased and old ones are upgraded.
Nocturne, on the other claw, is the eternal battle of good versus evil supplemented with the various shades of gray that defy categorization.
Nocturne is not noir, as some reviewers have erroneously claimed (do some research, guys), but rather it evokes memories of an era when pure horror films elicited a perfect blend of form and content to drench the world in shadows and rainfall and only occasionally staccatos of sunlight.
www.justadventure.com /reviews/Nocturne/Nocturne_Review.shtm   (2089 words)

  
 Radio National - Nocturne - Home Page
I wanted a change (and a bit more interaction, given that Nocturne has been my solo pursuit), so I'll be presenting a new show called Into the Music, on Saturday afternoons at five, beginning on January 28.
Nocturne this week abounds in fables and fairytales, so you'd better listen all the way through or that glittering ballgown will revert to dirty rags and you'll be back to your wretched straw bed in the garrett.
Birdwatchers listening to Nocturne this week will be rewarded with glimpses of the rare piano brolga, the exuberant trad jazz magpie and the ubiquitous Messiaen flbird, as well as quietly observing Rickie Lee Jones tending to a fragile creature with a broken wing.
www.abc.net.au /rn/music/nocturne   (675 words)

  
 Exiles Character Bios: Nocturne
Nocturne was able to possess Spiral and force her to open a portal to Earth, and they emerged in the Danger Room.
Nocturne was then basically on the sidelines as Meggan dove into a Quantum Tear and Brian, Rachel and Betsy pooled their powers to seal it from the outside.
Following M-Day, having retained her powers, Nocturne began to dream about the events of the House of M reality warp, and was therefore recruited by Nightcrawler to accompany him to England to see Captain Britain.
www.mutanthigh.com /alternatex/exiles/nocturne.html   (830 words)

  
 ArtLex on Nocturne
Whistler's nocturnes were tangible demonstrations of his creed of aestheticism, which stressed the artist's duty to orchestrate selected elements from nature into a composition that, like music, existed for its own sake, without regard to moral or didactic issues.
Whistler was assured, nevertheless, of a distinguished place as a precursor to abstract art.
Nocturne: The Thames at Battersea, 1878, lithograph, 6 3/4 x 10 1/8 inches (17.1 x 25.7 cm), Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.
www.artlex.com /ArtLex/n/nocturne.html   (1050 words)

  
 Nocturne Research
Most of the people who would later constitute Nocturne Research all knew each other from a colossal time-wasting fad among college geeks in the 1990s called MUSHing.
Nocturne would change servers many times - and is about to again - but in each instance, it would live in a closet and be fed through a domestic internet connection.
In March of 1996, Nocturne Research was formed.
www.nocturne.org   (579 words)

  
 Nocturne (Spider-Man character)
Nocturne gained the upper hand on the mutate, but when Spider-Man arrived, the mutate metamorphed into Cairn's human form, and accused Nocturne of being the Mutilation Killer.
Nocturne again jumped between the two, this time connecting their minds, their emotions, their sense of self, etc. This union affected the Puma positively, and he reverted back to the form of Thomas Firehart and regained his own mind.
Nocturne is another one of the 1993 annuals characters that received their own cards and were supposedly destined for greatness.
www.marvunapp.com /Appendix/noctursp.htm   (1123 words)

  
 Cheat Code Central: PC Video Game Review
Nocturne is a PC gamer's dream and nightmare all at once.
Nocturne consists of four levels that can be played in any sequence.
This is definitely too bad because Nocturne is a game that you'll probably play despite the inherent flaws, but they'll nag at you almost every step of the way.
www.cheatcc.com /pc/reviews/vsnocturner.html   (1015 words)

  
 Nocturne | Official Website
MESSAGE BOARD: The official Nocturne message board will be discontinued on January 19th.
Even though this board is not run by the members of Nocturne, they will be stopping by occassionally to post.
All Nocturne CDs will continue be sold at this website (including the most recent release "Guide To Extinction") Click here to get your copy.
www.nocturne.cc   (352 words)

  
 www.myspace.com/nocturne
Nocturne CDs will still be sold from the Nocturne web site (including the most recent release "Guide To Extinction") Go here, to get your copy:
Every time I read that Nocturne has been put on hold I have to pause and realize that it is actually real.
Even though Nocturne is my favorite band and is played where ever I go I will follow and support Lacey, Chris, and Rotny in whatever they do.
www.myspace.com /nocturne   (1165 words)

  
 Electric Playground
Nocturne follows in the grim bootsteps of cinematic horror action games such as the Resident Evil series, the derivative-of-same Dino Crisis and (of course) the one that started it all, Alone in the Dark.
Where Nocturne breaks from its visual predecessors is in sheer dark good looks; Nocturne (which, let’s be clear here, will really only run optimally on very fast systems approaching a hundred megs of RAM, no matter what the system specs tell you) is in many ways a visual masterwork.
While two of the four Episodes are decidedly more tensely-paced than the other two, Nocturne still ends up feeling mostly like a shooter---whereas Alone in the Dark, Silent Hill and even Resident Evil never quite came off as “shooters,” despite their decided emphasis on gunplay.
www.elecplay.com /reviews_article.php?article=1875   (503 words)

  
 SpiderFan.org - Characters : Nocturne
As her mother sleeps, Nocturne implants a feeling of love and peace within her.
Eventually, Nocturne learns to speak, though it is difficult for her.
He takes Nocturne to a rooftop and is surprised to see that her first thoughts, upon regaining consciousness, are for Puma.
www.spiderfan.org /characters/nocturne.html   (774 words)

  
 Xlibris.Com Bookstore
David Young, world renowned classical musician, was proud and pleased to be asked to perform at the 1987 Economic Summit in Venice.
But the piece he would perform before the heads of state of seven Western nations, Murchison´s Nocturne, might set in motion events which would destroy the world.
Nocturne is a novel of suspense set during a crucial time during the end game of the Cold War.
www2.xlibris.com /bookstore/bookdisplay.asp?bookid=1   (896 words)

  
 chopin works   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
A composer brought me a nocturne of so restless a description that it threatened to disturb my nocturnal rest." Although Chopin had an instant success with many of them, the Nocturnes are generally the worst-played pieces of his output.
His nocturnes may fairly be said to inaugurate by this means a new era in music, comparable in many respects to the era of impressionism in painting."
The B major Nocturne is luscious, with ornamental vocalization on the piano.
www.chopinsociety.org /noct_rf.htm   (1459 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Nocturne, written in 1992, is a simple melody inspired by traditional moods.
Yes, presenting it to an audience of four hundred million people in the Eurovision Song Contest in 1995 was an awesome risk for Secret Garden.
Nocturne was the start of a special musical relationship, and represents the beginning of the Secret Garden history.
www.secretgarden.no /lowband/sight_sound/music_songsfrom_linernotes_nocturne.html   (98 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Nocturne: Music: George Ives,Fryderyk Chopin,Claude Debussy,Frederick Delius,Gabriel Faure,John [composer] ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Nocturne for piano No. 15 in F minor, Op.
Nocturne, for piano, L. Composed by Claude Debussy
Nocturne for piano No. 16 in E flat major, Op.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000001HO1?v=glance   (492 words)

  
 Nocturne
Nocturne takes place in 1933 where ungodly evil such as werewolves, vampires, ghouls and flesh-eating zombies are found.
Nocturne is a third person shooting game with plenty of action and great visual effects.
See Nocturne Games for the latest updates and patches.
www.computerhope.com /games/games/nocturne.htm   (102 words)

  
 Four Fat Chicks -- Nocturne Review
Touted originally for its, at that time, high-spec engine, the game was one of the early titles to use what we are now more generally accepting—a third-person approach to adventure/action.
As the back-story goes, in 1902 a secret government agency, known as "Spookhouse," was formed to combat unpleasant supernatural anomalies—like vampires, werewolves, hackers, and assorted demons of the night.
From the helpful manual to sound, graphics, story, and play, Nocturne is one of the best adventure/action (horror) games I've played in the last two years.
fourfatchicks.com /Reviews/Nocturne/Nocturne.shtml   (1107 words)

  
 loonygames presents: The Top Shelf - Nocturne reviewed
Nocturne is a horror/sci-fi/adventure game that is remarkably reminiscent of the old “fantastic” fiction from earlier in this century.
Like its pulp brethren, it isn’t the best story or the best game you’ve ever dealt with; but it IS a remarkably fun and immersive game, despite its few quirks.
Rather than being stuck in one viewing angle, or have a chase-cam follow you around, Nocturne cleverly has a different camera angle for each location.
www.loonygames.com /content/2.7/shelf   (591 words)

  
 Nocturne
The European villages, forests and castles, for example, are always dank and dilapidated, and the overcast skies alternately rumble with ominous thunder, rend themselves with lightening, and pour down relentless torrents of rain.
Likewise, the streets of Nocturne's Chi-town are abandoned as the water towers and high-rises that make up the city's skyline loom like expectant, malignant sentinals.
Perhaps Nocturne's writers have left it up to the players to be fearful and so, vulnerable, but even that possibility doesn't save the game from its own ironic lifelessness.
www.gamesfirst.com /reviews/greg/Nocturne/nocturne.htm   (823 words)

  
 The Adrenaline Vault | Velocity Servers | Patches | Nocturne   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
This version fixes various script anomalies that could prevent Nocturne from operating correctly under unusual circumstances.
An example is little Tommy will start his dialog in the church even if he has somehow gotten stuck on a pew.
Some current saved games in Nocturne may be "invalidated" by this patch.
www.avault.com /pcrl/patches_temp.asp?patch=nocturne   (143 words)

  
 Nocturne - PC Game Shopping at dooyoo.co.uk
Gamers are drawn into a world of utmost realism surrounded by dense, moving fog, and the gleaming red eyes of the darkest monsters of myth.
Once upon a time my PC was a no go area for games that is until Nocturne..
This game was a gift and it seemed churlish not to play it at least once....I've never been a fan of PC games finding them tedious and difficult to do...Somehow this game is different.
www.dooyoo.co.uk /pc-game/nocturne   (278 words)

  
 IGN: Nocturne
Nocturne and AMA Superbike get the band-aid treatment.
The 90s spook queen to star in the next Nocturne game.
By continuing past this page, and by your continued use of this site, you agree to be bound by and abide by the User Agreement.
pc.ign.com /objects/011/011644.html   (296 words)

  
 Musicroom.com - Sheet Music for Musicians - Search Results
Nocturne In C Minor Op.48 No.1 [Chopin, Frederic]
Nocturne In C Sharp Minor (The Pianist) [Chopin, Frederic]
Nocturne, Op.9, No.2/ Preludio, Op.28, No. 4/ Preludio, Op.28, No.15/ Vals, Op.64, No.2/ Valse No.9, Op.
www.musicroom.com /search.aspx?category_id=store1&searchtype=songtitle&kbid=1708&searchtext=Nocturne   (155 words)

  
 The Johnny Nocturne Band   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
The past decade has seen the emergence of a number of young jump-swing groups attempting to emulate The Johnny Nocturne Band, but none come close to measuring up to the standard...
Tenor Sax man John Firmin, and his finely honed, nine-piece jump blues and swing group The Johnny Nocturne Band, propel you into the inner-beating sanctums of some seriously ferocious swing.
The Johnny Nocturne Band, "Big Daddy" of today's jump and swing scene is front runner in the vintage jump blues movement, this band is the real meat and potatoes of the contemporary jump swing world.
www.johnnynocturne.com   (122 words)

  
 GameSpy: Nocturne
Nocturne is a third-person action/adventure horror title from Terminal Reality and The Gathering of Developers.
The story is broken down into four chapters of which are each broken down into five or more missions.
With beautiful 3D scenes and spooky environments Nocturne is due to invoke some fright in the casual gamer.
pc.gamespy.com /pc/nocturne   (229 words)

  
 Sharky Extreme - '+$ArtG+' - '+$ArtC+' - '+$ArtN+'
What has been dropping the jaws of gamers and even casual observers of Nocturne is the graphics and this is more than understandable.
As the game employs a static camera that changes perspective only when you move off screen, more processing power can be used to draw a scene so each one has hundreds of thousands rather than just thousands of polygons.
Most impressively, Nocturne is one of the first games to do cloth mapping, meaning that the Stranger's long coat flaps about accurately in the wind and curtains move realistically out of the way as you move through them.
www.sharkyextreme.com /games/reviews/terminalreality/nocturne   (390 words)

  
 IGN: Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne tells the tale of a high school student lost in some bizarre circumstances when creepy apocalyptic visions begin to haunt him and its up to him to put a stop to it.
Features include: a story system that allows players to make multi-branching choices that affects the outcome and direction of their game, and a battle engine that's been upgraded to 3D while remaining true to its earlier 2D roots.
Shin Megami Tensei: Nocturne - September 22, 2004
ps2.ign.com /objects/489/489314.html   (952 words)

  
 RPG Now: Nocturne v1.0b(EABA)
Nocturne is the world where thought becomes form, and reality is what you imagine it to be.
All Dreamers know that the Cycle is drawing to a conclusion, and there are many who are not content to simply observe, but want to shape the Cycle for their power and profit.
It is identical in content to the v1.0a download except for the art.
www.rpgnow.com /product_info.php?products_id=3025&src=GameWyrd   (159 words)

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