November is ‘Moonlight Sonata’ Month — All 3 Movements – Piano Sheet Music with Letter Note Names

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Beethoven Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight” with Lettered Notes | Complete and Unabridged | 1st, 2nd, & 3rd  Movements

IMPORTANT: You  may also buy any of these movements separately!

PACKAGE PRICE–ALL THREE MOVEMENTS AT A  DISCOUNT

Complete and unabridged. Easy to Read. Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata  piano  sheet music with letter-names added to each note.

Compiled, notated, annotated and cross-checked against highly reputable published sources by Kent D. Smith, professional music instructor and performer (that’s me).


LETTERED NOTES

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.

 


Intended Audience

My letter-note labeled piano music is especially helpful for adults who are not taking formal piano lessons–especially those who’ve had past experience reading music, but who may have forgotten many important details.

About the letters: An important note for teachers and piano students

You can read more about the pros and cons of annotating piano sheet music with letter-names here.


About Piano Sonata No. 14 “Moonlight”

Beethoven’s Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor, marked Quasi una fantasiaOp27, No. 2, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven.

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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