Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”
ALL THREE MOVEMENTS: Complete and unabridged. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata sheet music with letters added to each note.
Compiled, notated, annotated and cross-checked against highly reputable published sources by Kent D. Smith, professional music instructor (that’s me, the guy that runs this place!).
Each note in this sheet music is labeled with its associated letter-name, such as E, D#, Ab.
Some markings (dynamics, etc.) have been omitted, so as to leave extra room for the added letters.
Teachers and Students
You can read more about the pros and cons of annotating sheet music with letter-names here.
My letter-note labeled sheet music is primarily for adults who are not taking formal piano lessons–especially those who’ve had past experience reading music, but who might have forgotten many of the details.
About Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”
The marking, Quasi una fantasia, can be interpreted from the Italian title as “in the nature of a fantasy,” or, “as if improvised.”
The piece is in three movements, with the First Movement, sometimes called (nicknamed, technically) “The Moonlight Sonata,” being probably the most famous. However, all three movements, especially the main themes of each, are familiar to countless millions over the last two centuries. (I mean, this is Ludwig van Beethoven we’re talking about here.)
Completed in 1801, Beethoven dedicated Sonata No.14 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi. He confessed to a friend that he was in love with her at the time. The nickname “Moonlight” was not given to Sonata No. 14 by Beethoven himself. It came into popularity after a music critic at the time used “moonlight” in his descriptions of the work.
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