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  • Many movies have used this piece at inspiring moments. Originally titled "Promenade Sentimentale" or "Romantic Walk," it was retitled to "Clair de Lune" or "Moonlight" in French.  Based on a poem, Impressionist composer Calude Debussy composed it when he was young and romantic at 28, but published it 15 years later. This is his most famous movement from his Suite bergamasque for piano - and always a challenge for higher-grade piano students. 

    • What does Clair de Lune sound like?
    • How many and which movies have used it in their soundtracks?
    • Which poem is it based on?
    • What arts have it inspired?
    • How can the music be analyzed?
    • Where can I find the music sheet?
    • Who is Claude Debussy?
  Dishes  - The Music in Arts
  • Dish 1 : Google Doodle: Claude Debussy's 151st Birthday | Google.com

  • We sought out to create an animated doodle to commemorate Debussy as one of the most influential composers of all time. At the outstart, the task of creating and coding visual imagery that does justice to the spirit of his music seemed incredibly daunting. But, as it turned out, all I needed to do was to resurrect my trusty CD player and hit play, and the inspiration would start flooding in. I felt flickering lights, a quiet city and pouring rain set against the magical melody of Clair de Lune.

    We started off with a rough prototype that was built with simple shapes synchronized to a MIDI file generated from sheet music. The prototype was well-received despite looking and sounding like something from the 80's:

    ... (Read more by clicking the title above)

  • Dish 3 : Same Song, Different Movie: Clair de Lune by Claude Debussy | le0pard13.com

  • Once more, I’ve selected a song used in more than one movie. We’re again in the classical music genre with a work by Claude Debussy. From one of his most famous piano suites, in fact. Clair de lune is the third piece of the Suite bergamasque for that instrument. This reflective movement was used in a pair of very different films by two equally dissimilar filmmakers at different stages of their careers. Yet, both used the music in beautifully thoughtful scenes in two divergent genres within a year of their releases.

  • Continuing my thoughts from February regarding the use of song in film, “needle dropped” tunes are not officially considered part of a film score -- those orchestral, choral, or instrumental pieces...
  • Dish 5 : Movie Soundtracks that use Claude Debussy | IMDB.com

  • This is a IMDB list of movies or TV shows that use Debussy's music, including Clair de Lune. Some notables: Twilight, Ocean's 11 and 13, The Game, Castaway, The Darjeeling Limited, Seven Years in Tibe.

  • Claude Debussy, Soundtrack: The Usual Suspects. Claude Debussy was born in St. Germain-en-Laye, near Paris, France. His father was a salesman and kept a china shop. His mother was a seamstress. Some traumatizing events in his childhood caused him a depression and he never spoke about his early years. Later he could not compose without having his favorite porcelain frog. Debussy's piano teacher, Mme. Maute, had been a student of Frédéric Chopin....
  Chops  - Analysis & Score
  • Chop 3 : Suite bergamasque - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • The third and most famous movement of Suite bergamasque is "Clair de lune," meaning "moonlight" in French. Its name comes from Paul Verlaine's poem of the same name which also refers to 'bergamasques' in its opening stanza: Votre âme est un paysage choisi / Que vont charmant masques et bergamasques / Jouant du luth et dansant et quasi / Tristes sous leurs déguisements fantasques.

  • The Suite bergamasque (French pronunciation: ​[sɥit bɛʁɡamask]) is one of the most famous piano suites by Claude Debussy.
  • Chop 4 : Debussy, "Clair de Lune" | schoolofpiano.tumblr.com

  • The term impressionism was originally coined to refer to visual art in the 1800s. Later, it was applied to certain styles of music during the same period. Debussy did not like the term, but I think it describes his music well. He was clearly influenced by visual art, and the evidence is in some of his titles (‘In Black and White,’ ‘Images,’ etc.). The term impressionism comes specifically from Monet’s painting “Impression, Sunrise”

  • Thanks for holding out for another post guys. If you asked a question that I haven’t answered yet, don’t worry. I’ll get to it. It just takes forever to put one of these posts together! Also, I’d...
  • Chop 6 : An Analysis of Clair De Lune from Suite Bergamasque | thomasstone1.wordpress.com

  • Debussy believed that musicians should not be hindered by theoretical rules, placing importance on independence and encouraging them to establish personal adaptations to suit the character of their creations.[15] His idea was that pianists should avoid all romantic affectations, not attempting melody emphasis, but letting it occur within its own prominence. They should not stress chords that establish the main themes but instead blend the patterns into one sound.[16] His chief instruction given to his students was to “play with more sensitiveness in the fingertips. Play chords as if the keys were being attracted to your fingertips and rose to you hand as to a magnet.”

  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918) composed Clair de Lune, the third movement from the Suite Bergamasque in 1888 (first published in 1903). It is important to note that with the exception of the poetically...
  • Chop 7 : Claude Debussy -- Clair de Lune | underthefallenleaves.wordpress.com

  • Debussy believed that musicians should not be hindered by theoretical rules, placing importance on independence and encouraging them to establish personal adaptations to suit the character of their creations.[15] His idea was that pianists should avoid all romantic affectations, not attempting melody emphasis, but letting it occur within its own prominence. They should not stress chords that establish the main themes but instead blend the patterns into one sound.[16] His chief instruction given to his students was to “play with more sensitiveness in the fingertips. Play chords as if the keys were being attracted to your fingertips and rose to you hand as to a magnet.”

  • (I wrote this during my spring semester of university in 2010 for my Music History II class.)   The familiar musical work, Clair de Lune, creates a dreamlike and soothing atmosphere that has b...
  • Chop 8 : Claude Debussy - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

  • Achille-Claude Debussy (French: [aʃil klod dəbysi]; 22 August 1862 – 25 March 1918) was a French composer. Along with Maurice Ravel, he was one of the most prominent figures associated with Impressionist music, though he himself disliked the term when applied to his compositions. In France, he was made Chevalier of the Legion of Honour in 1903. Debussy was among the most influential composers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, and his use of non-tra

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