Song of the Day: Glenn Miller, “Moonlight Serenade”

Trombonist, bandleader, composer, arranger, and military hero Glenn Miller was born on this day in 1904. He volunteered for military duty in 1942, and ended up in the US Army Air Forces, leading their band from 1942 to 1944. On December 15, 1944, Miller took off from England bound for Paris, but his plane disappeared over the English Channel and has never been officially found. "Moonlight Serenade" is a Miller composition and was his signature tune. This recording is from 1939.

10 thoughts on “Song of the Day: Glenn Miller, “Moonlight Serenade”

  1. So sweet and smooth…just love this, John!

    Our wedding song was the theme from The Glenn Miller Story…”Too Little Time”. When we married, fifty years ago, the chosen song for weddings was “We’ve Only Just Begun” and the band we hired thanked us for picking something different!

    And I thank you for sharing this song!


  2. I just listened to this one earlier today (Sunday) as I was putting together a future post for 4M. I should be working on building my A2Z posts, but as it’s now after 1am, I’ll probably just go to bed. (and no doubt with Glenn Miller tunes in my head)


    1. I saw this comment and thought, “what’s she doing up at 3 AM?” Then I realized you’re in Idaho and it was just after midnight… 🤣 Glad you enjoyed Glenn Miller!


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