A choral setting of “The Lord’s Prayer” to “Moonlight Sonata” movement 1 by Beethoven

Some years ago while washing the dishes and listening to Beethoven’s Moonlight sonata (movement 1 for piano)  – the instrumental ensemble version by Global Journey in the album “Deep Blue Rhapsody”, it occcured to me that – will very little adjustment, the words of the “Lord’s Prayer”, our father, could be fitted to the music of the Moonlight Sonata. The idea stayed with me for several years until, with the pandemic lockdown of 2020, I found the time to try to set this choral arrangement down using MuseScore software.

Attached here (link below) you can find the music and lyrics to a choral setting of The Lord’s Prayer to Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata. It is intended that the piece is sung to the accompaniment of the Moonlight Sonata on piano or organ – or harp or maybe other instruments. There are the four choral parts “SATB” (soprano, alto, tenor and bass). In addition there is a flute part. 

Lords Prayer MS SATB piano flute

Please feel free to share and use the music (not for profit) but remember that it is copyrighted. Please contact me if you would like to perform it, at: phil.sa1mon [ at ] outlook.com. (Note the “L” in my surname is number “1” in the email address.)

Here is a nice performance of the Moonlight Sonata by Valentina Lisitsa. Note that she plays movements 1, 2, and 3: the choral Lord’s Prayer is set to only movement one.


The idea of setting Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata to the Lord’s Prayer came from listening to the instrumental rendition of Moonlight Sonata in the album called “Deep Blue Rhapsody” by Global Journey. Global Journey Ltd. share in the copyright of this work. I am also grateful for the helpful advice and improvements provided by Birgitte Christophe.

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