Moonlight Sonata, op. 27 no. 2 – first movement (string quartet)
Title: “Moonlight” Sonata, op. 27 no. 2 – first movement
Composer: Ludwig van Beethoven, arr. David Gable
Instrumentation: Violin 1; Violin 2; Viola; Cello
Printout: 7 pages
Note: This sonata, described by Beethoven as “in the manner of a fantasia,” came to be known as the “Moonlight Sonata” after a poet described the first movement as sounding like moonlight reflecting on water. It is unquestionably one of Beethoven’s most popular works, and it sounds beautiful when played by a string quartet.