Ludwig van Beethoven: Kyrie based on the Adagio of the so-called "Moonlight Sonata"

Ludwig van Beethoven

Kyrie based on the Adagio of the so-called "Moonlight Sonata"

Version for choir and organ

op. 27,2 (1. Satz)


A sacrilege or a stroke of genius? The composer and music director Gottlob Benedict Bierey (1772–1840) orchestrated the first movement of the famous "Moonlight Sonata" by Beethoven (transposed to C minor) and added a four-part choral movement to it, which he underlaid with the text of the Kyrie from the Latin mass. The result is as astounding as it is harmonious!

The Bierey arrangement has been arranged by Andreas Gräsle for choir and organ, and is in C sharp minor, like the original piano part. A separate chorus score corresponding with the organ arrangement is available.


full score

12 pages, DIN A4, paperback
EUR10,95 / copies

choral score

4 pages, DIN A4, without cover
EUR2,50 / copies
Available from 20 copies
from 20 copies 2,50 EUR
from 40 copies 2,25 EUR
from 60 copies 2,00 EUR

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Andreas Gräsle Personal details


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