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Ludwig van Beethoven, the composer of the sonata.

The Piano Sonata No. 14 in C-sharp minor "Quasi una fantasia", Op. 27, No. 2, popularly known as the Moonlight Sonata, is a piano sonata by Ludwig van Beethoven. Completed in 1801 and dedicated in 1802 to his pupil, Countess Giulietta Guicciardi, it is one of Beethoven's most popular compositions for the piano.

In Resident Evil games[]

Resident Evil[]

In the original Resident Evil (1996), playing the song on the piano in the Spencer Mansion opens a secret room.

In the remake of the first Resident Evil (2002) it is obtained by combining two halves of the composition. The playing of the song has two versions, depending on which character the player chose:

  • In Jill's scenario, the player can simply interact with the piano and music, because she is skilled in playing piano.
  • In Chris's scenario, he can't play the song because he never learned how to play; Rebecca must instead be given time to practice before she can open the hidden door.

Resident Evil 5 (Gold Edition)[]

In the Lost in Nightmares extra scenario, you can play the song using Jill Valentine in the second floor of the west area of the European Spencer Estate. When played correctly, you will then obtain an emblem to continue exploring the mansion.

Upon returning to west wing after using the emblem, the second play of the sonata can be heard in the distance.

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