Moonlight Meditation is a dark, smooth, sophisticated lyrical elementary solo by James L. King III that explores the somber moods of the minor mode. It is an excellent contrasting recital piece for a student who is playing something upbeat, and is an especially good selection for Halloween concerts. It is graded elementary, but is on the cusp of being late elementary because of the polyphonic left hand line.
Key: C minor
Mood: dark, calm, wary
Pedagogy: flats, dynamics, fermatas