The Phantom of the Opera: Chords for “Music of the Night”

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Get the chords for “Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera.


“Music of the Night” is a song from the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical The Phantom of the Opera. It was composed by Webber and performed by Colm Wilkinson. The song is included on the official soundtrack, which was released on CD in 1987.

“Music of the Night” has been described as “one of the most beautiful songs ever written for a musical.” The lyrics express the Phantom’s love for Christine, and his hope that she will return his love.

The chords for “Music of the Night” are relatively simple, and can be played on both piano and guitar.

“Music of the Night” Chords

“Music of the Night” is a beautiful ballad from the Phantom of the Opera. The chords are not too difficult to play, and the melody is very pretty. Here are the chords for “Music of the Night.”

A minor

The chords of the “Music of the Night” from Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom of the Opera in the key of A minor are as follows:

A minor: A, B, C, D, E, F, G

Am: A, C, E

Bm: B, D, F#

C: C, E, G

Dm: D, F, A

F: F, A, C

G: G, B, D

D minor

D minor is a sad sounding chord, which makes it perfect for “Music of the Night.” The minor third gives it a sad quality, while the major sixth gives it a bit of hope. Play the D minor chord like this:


G major

The opening chords of “Music of the Night” are in the key of G major. The timing of the chords is as follows:

G major: 4/4

A minor: 3/4

F major: 2/4

D minor: 6/8


We hope you enjoyed this guide to playing “The Music of the Night” from The Phantom of the Opera on your piano or keyboard. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to us. Thanks for reading!

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