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 3: easy (See other levels of this song)
- 2 pages of music
- Cover sheet
- Key (for this arrangement): D minor
- Fingerings: a few of them provided for beginners
- Instrumentation: For piano solo
- Complete audio sample: Always free to listen to on our website
- Downloading file: PDF
- Arranger and music editor: Mizue Murakami
- Publisher: Galaxy Music Notes
- Product code: GMNS00312
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 3 "Moonlight Sonata - The 1st Movement":
This particular arrangement for the 1st movement of "Moonlight Sonata" is at Level 3 (easy). Even though Beethoven wrote this piece in the key of C sharp minor, this arrangement is in the key of D minor to accommodate piano players at Level 3. D minor is just one-half step higher than the original key. You do not have to change the hand positions too much. You also do not have to stretch your hands continuously like the original piece. A few fingerings are provided. You can also take advantage of the damper (sustain) pedal signs (the old fashion ones with "Ped") since the pedal is a 'Must' in this piece.
Download, Print (or see it on your tablet), and Practice!
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- To learn more about Beethoven who composed "Moonlight Sonata," please visit our page, "About Ludwig van Beethoven."
- To find more songs by Beethoven, please visit our collection page, "By Ludwig van Beethoven."
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