So, this post is all about bragging on my youngest sister, Laura. She’s a beautiful, godly young woman who plays the piano exceptionally well. (Actually, according to the concert pianist/judge of the music festival, she does a “superior” job.) Superior is….THE HIGHEST SCORE YOU CAN EVEN GET AND THAT’S WHAT SHE GOT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! She didn’t scream at her score, hehe….but you better believe that I DID!!!!!!!!
After doing a little “research” (on Wikipedia) I found out that Claude Debussy actually wrote this piece in response to a poem by Paul Verlaine that was published in 1869. Here’s the poem:
Your soul is as a moonlit landscape fair,
Peopled with maskers delicate and dim,
That play on lutes and dance and have an air
Of being sad in their fantastic trim.
The while they celebrate in minor strain
Triumphant love, effective enterprise,
They have an air of knowing all is vain,—
And through the quiet moonlight their songs rise,
The melancholy moonlight, sweet and lone,
That makes to dream the birds upon the tree,
And in their polished basins of white stone
The fountains tall to sob with ecstasy.
And now that we’ve gotten the introduction out of the way, here is the the song performed fantastically by our very own Laura Elizabeth Sackett. :)
Please enjoy. Unfortunately, I filmed this on my phone’s camera, so the quality won’t give her the justice she deserves, but at least it’s a glimpse into her performance.