Sun, Moon, and Stars

Journey across the night sky into the dawn with this arrangement of Moonlight Sonata, Morning Mood, and melodies from Holst's Jupiter, each representing different aspects of the celestial sphere.

  • Pre-Show - roughly 1 minute of gentle, ambient introduction to set the stage
  • Stars Above - fragments of Holst's Jupiter represent the stars of the night sky
  • Moonlight - a powerful rendition of Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata, featuring a flute (or other woodwind) soloist
  • Sunrise - A fast, modern arrangement of Grieg's familiar Morning Mood, leading to a climax where all themes come together

Difficulty: Growth Series


Originally commissioned by the Columbia City High School Band. Chris Douglas, director.

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Instrumentation Price
Winds with percussion outline$1,200
Winds & Full Percussion$1,600

Show package includes:

  • PDF files for full score and all parts
  • MP3 audio recording of the full show
  • Individual .wav files for any triggered sound effects or pre-shows
  • Minor instrumentation/orchestration adjustments (moving a solo to a different instrument, etc.)
  • Private password protected web page containing all files for digital download
  • Exclusive performance rights within your band's classification group at events you attend (ask about our Reservation Form for more details)
  • Performance permission for one full season (typically ending in November)
  • If you buy the winds score and plan on using your own percussion arranger, we can offer Finale/MusicXML files upon request