Overview of this digital piano sheet music:
- "Moonlight Sonata": The 1st movement - Adagio sostenuto
- From Piano Sonata No. 14 Quasi una fantasia, Op. 27, No. 2
- Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven
- Level 5: advanced - original form (See other levels of this song)
- 5 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Key (for this arrangement): C sharp minor - original key
- Fingerings: none
- Pedal markings: not specified (but please use it throughout)
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00314
About "Moonlight Sonata":
Popularly known as "Moonlight Sonata" is Piano Sonata No. 14 in C sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia" Op. 27 by a German composer, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770 - 1827) from the classical era. He wrote it as a piano solo work. It is one of the most loved classical piano solo pieces in the world. "Moonlight Sonata" has 3 different movements. On this page, we offer the 1st movement (Adagio Sostenuto) of "Moonlight Sonata." It is a slow piece and the most famous movement of all three movements.
Tips for playing Level 5 "Moonlight Sonata - The First Movement":
This 1st movement of "Moonlight Sonata" on this page is in the original form, not arranged at all. It is also in the original key. The 1st movement of "Moonlight Sonata" requires a player to play octaves throughout the piece with both right and left hands. Please pace yourself and try not to strain your wrists and arms when you practice. Relaxed arms and wrists are highly recommended. There are no fingering numbers suggested. And there are no specific markings for the damper (sustain) pedal use either. However, please use the pedal throughout the piece since the pedaling is a 'Must' for this piece. And refresh the pedal each time the harmony (chord) changes. You may refer to our free complete audio sample on the top of this page.
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- To learn more about Beethoven who composed "Moonlight Sonata," please visit our page, "About Ludwig van Beethoven."
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