Over time, the Sun inspired many classical music composers. Bellow, you can find seven of the best classical music productions inspired by the Sun.

Haydn Sunrise Quartet


Strauss, Also sprach Zarathustra Op.30: Prelude (Sunrise)


David Matthews, The Music of Dawn


Ferde Grofé, Grand Canyon Suite: I Sunrise; IV Sunset


Ferde Grofé, Grand Canyon Suite: IV Sunset


Carl Nielsen, Helios Overture Op. 17


Arne, The Glitt’ring Sun’ from The Morning


The Sun wasn’t the only celestial body which inspired classical composers. We also presented you the best classical music inspired by the Moon. Also, the English composer Gustav Holst wrote, between 1914 and 1916, a seven-movement orchestral suite – The Planets, Op. 32. Each movement of the suite is named after a planet of the Solar System and its corresponding astrological character.

Jupiter, the Bringer of Jollity – Music of the Planets

Saturn, the Bringer of Old Age

Uranus, the Magician – Music of the Planets

Neptune, the Mystic – Music of the Planets

Sun classical music