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Moonlight Sonata - First Movement

Moonlight Sonata
 
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About This Work

The first movement of the Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ is easily one of the world’s most well known pieces. The famous mysterious, almost haunting melody is dark and whisper like on top of an undulating triplet accompaniment. With the addition of Percussion and Bass Guitar this arrangement by Geoff Kingston is one of our series of ‘Rhythmic Classics’ If required, the rhythm section can remain tacit for performances in more sacred settings. A nice easy arrangement that will enchant your audience.

Beethoven composed the famous ‘Moonlight Sonata’ in 1801 and dedicated it to Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, his pupil. Shortly after their first few lessons, the two fell in love and after dedicating the Moonlight Sonata; it is believed that Beethoven proposed to her.

Other works available in this series are:

Haydn Trumpet Concerto - (First Movement)
Going Home - (Largo from the New World Symphony)
Nessun Dorma

ComposerLudwig van Beethoven
ArrangerGeoff Kingston
CategoryRhythmic Classics
DurationCirca 4 mins 35 secs
DifficultyThis piece has difficulty rating of 3 on a scale one through 6, with 6 being the hardest. Click here to see how we grade our band sets.
InstrumentationPiccolo
Flutes 1-2
Oboe
Eb Clarinet
Bb Clarinets 1-2-3
Bass Clarinet
Eb Alto Saxophones 1-2
Bb Tenor Saxophone
Eb Baritone Saxophone
Bassoon
Horns 1-2
Horns 3-4
Trumpets 1-2-3
Tenor Trombones 1-2
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
Timpani
Drum Set
Bongos
Bass Guitar
Parts SuppliedFor a full list of parts supplied under our free postage scheme, please visit FAQ's.
Catalogue No.
Product Code: SM0176

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