My son has been learning to play the recorder at school this year, and like all nerdy Trek-loving parents, we thought, “Wouldn’t it be awesome if he could play that song from “The Inner Light“?!
I went looking but couldn’t readily find sheet music. I knocked out a quick handwritten version for him that I modified for the notes he knew how to play, and he loved it.
We quickly turned to YouTube to help stoke the enthusiasm, and I rediscovered all the different versions. There’s the one from the episode itself, and then the duet from the later episode “Lessons“, and then some fantastic orchestral performances.
Then I found this awesome Star Trek MIDI collection, realized that I could use GarageBand to turn MIDIs into sheet music, and the rest is history.
Download the sheet music
- Inner Light – flute part of orchestral arrangement (this is the 18KB rendition of “Suite from The Inner Light” on vic-fontaine.com; direct download of the MIDI)
- Inner Light – flute half of duet (this version is lower, and it’s the second 7KB rendition of “Suite from The Inner Light” on vic-fontaine.com; direct download of the MIDI)
- Inner Light – piano half of duet