Pure Serenity

Pure serenity is the best way to describe the feelings that come from listening to the piano piece entitled “Claire de Lune”, which is French for moonlight, composed by Claude Debussy. This peacefulness comes from the soft change in pace and dramatic change in pitch that can be achieved with an instrument like the piano. Throughout this piece, the pace speeds up to excite the listener, and then slows back down to give the listener a sense of relaxation. When listening to this piece the colors of white and gold come to mind because these colors are often related to pureness and innocence, which the soft melody portrays. This piece also makes me think of winter time, cheerful holidays, and white snow for similar reasons.


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