Beethoven's Moonlight

Difficult (Grades 7+)
14 minutes
Classical music
Instrumental parts
Not available

One of the most popular piano works, by Beethoven, realised for orchestra in orchestral terms.

This piece is conceived as an attempt not to make the orchestra convey the piano experience, but to convey a realisation of the work for the orchestra on orchestral terms as if it had been originally written for orchestra.

Occasionally, advantage is taken of having more than two hands available, so where a straight piano transcription would sound thin, the textures have been thickened.

I would recommend that listening to the MP3. Sound cards are notoriously different in their midi instrumental balances and this means some of the textures I conceived don't "come off". By listening to the MP3 you can hear how I have conceived it.

Hope you enjoy it. Any comments, questions or performance enquiries; please feel free to contact me.

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