This is the first song from Secret Gardens album Songs From a Secret Garden, from 1995. Secret Garden is primarily made up of Norwegian Composer Rolf Lovland and irish violinist Fionnuala Sherry. The concept of Secret Garden is, to quote Lovland “A garden in which we can seek refuge when times are rough, or retire to in joy or contemplation.”
This song Nocturne was inspired by traditional moods and was written in 1992, winning a contest in Japan in 1995, and signaling the start of the Secret Garden collaboration. The singer was Gunnhild Tvinnereim, and the lyrics by Petter Skavlan.