Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Clair de Loon

So if yesterday's blog post didn't get your singing...maybe today's will.

I'd like you to meet Clair. Yes, she is a loon - with her bright eye shining and distinctive square pattern on her feathers.....and thus Clair de Loon!

and yes, you can admit it - it made you smile to have the little play on words from Debussy's "Clair de lune". Go on - press the play button below and listen to a recording of Clair de lune and I guarantee you'll be picturing little loons swimming across the pond :=D

When we lived in NH, I loved hearing the loons singing - what haunting sounds. We'd go out in our canoe and I'd lean over carefully and try to imitate the sound....By having your voice near the water, you could see how they get the resonance that travels across the lake so clearly.....

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