La Lune blanche

La Lune blanche

levesinet's picture



Liner Notes: 

I have been stuck with this composition for years. I wrote it for an SSAA choir and piano but no choir has performed it. There are choir synthesizers but none of them handle French phonetics. Now I sketched an orchestrated version.


A well known poem by Paul Verlaine. Composed by many.

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cindyrella's picture

How beautiful! So uplifting and I feel as if I am flying over a beautiful landscape. Wonderful!

lowhum's picture

Thanks! It sounds both well as a summer and a christmas tune - has a very impressionistic + early cinema stylistic, but i guess you know that. About the french choir - there are ways to design that now, faster than one might think

ductapeguy's picture

That is so beautiful and all-encompassing. The ebbs and flows of the dynamic range are wonderful-- from silent to full orchestra and back.

Stephen Wordsmith's picture

Listening to this song was a near out-of-body experience. Ethereally beautiful. Wow.

Roddy's picture

This is very, very good. I lived in France for several years and your song speaks to me with authenticity and real emotion. The change at around 2.00 minutes is very effective. This is a very special piece of music.

marvsmooth's picture

Oh my, the sweeping orchestration is beautiful, matched with your exquisite baritone vocal!

What an absolute joy!

3tdoan's picture

Que c’est magnifique! Wow. Wow. This evokes everything from Debussy to jazz standards to me. What a gorgeous orchestration. Came here from the recommendations thread and it was well worth it.

mike skliar's picture

wow! quite impressive- and I like that solo vocal with the orchestra... to my ears more effective then a whole choir in that its got the intimacy of a single voice combined with the orchestra.. quite an intoxicating combination. I don't speak French and have no idea what the lyric means (without looking it up) but i guess now I'll have to!

great work!