Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Soothes The Soul



A few months ago, I saw a Canadian television commercial for a Lexus. Normally I don't pay much attention to vehicle ads, but the piece of piano music moved me. It was familiar, yet elusive.

I wondered if it was Gershwin or perhaps an older composition. I tried Googling, but all the forums said it was a piece commissioned by Lexus.
I didn't believe it. The music seemed too... timeless for a car commercial.

When I watched Twilight (yes, I actually watched it) the music showed up again. So I did a little more digging. It is called Claire de Lune, composed by Claude DeBussy. Here it is on YouTube, courtesy of Enigma. Enjoy.

8 comments:

McKoala said...

I know that tune, but my real comment is on your new photo - wow! It's just absolutely gorgeous - moody and magnificent!

Chumplet - Sandra Cormier said...

For a minute I thought you were talking about the picture of the moon, but I figured it out.

The trick is to get it just right so you don't see all my chins.

jjdebenedictis said...

Enigma consistently does things that I love to pieces.

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Hmm. Maybe I should buy an album of theirs one of these days?

BernardL said...

That was a well done version by Enigma.

laughingwolf said...

it IS enchanting, sandra... thx

wordtryst said...

I've heard this music before, but not this version and yes, it is lovely, as befits one of the loveliest free gifts on earth, moonlight. Never fails to take my breath away.

Barbara Martin said...

Lovely piece of music.

Brenda said...

There's an old 40's movie about a pregnant cello player in a travelling orchestra. I'm sorry I can't remember the name of the movie, but there is a wonderful rendition of claire de lune done on a harmonica. The whole movie was filled with amazing music but hearing that man play such a complex piece on a mouth organ was awesome.