Moon Day


Moon Day Didsbury Piano

Monday 20th July marks International Moon Day- the date of the first Lunar Landing in 1969.

Here’s a an amazing piece of music to listen to that depicts moonlight- one of my favourites to play.  It’s Clair de Lune by the French composer Claude Debussy. 

It’s such a well-love, atmospheric piece of piano music that has been used in many films. 

This performance is an unusual album launch concert by Lang Lang, a great pianist of our time.  It was on a boat along the Seine under the light of the moon,  of course! Wow-  I’d love to have been there!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZrm9h3JRGs

 

Improvise your own moon music!

Here’s a video of Forrest Kinney showing you some easy-to-follow suggestions of the kinds of things you could play for a piece called Moonshine.  Even complete novices can try this on a piano- it will sound and feel beautiful!  

Solo: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HKSbMenBn88&t=62s

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