Valentine's Day

Of 'La Chapelle' Eugénie Rocherolle writes:

The Chapel is the site of a number of family weddings, including our daughter's in 1982. It speaks of reverence and romance.

La Chapelle is a Trinity Grade 7 piece.

 

Canción de Luna is from Diary of a Child (Edward B. Marks, 1956) by the Cuban musician Ernesto Lecuona (1895-1963).

This too seems like an appropriate piano piece as we approach 14th February. The moon and moonlight having long been associated with romance and there's no denying the romantic sentiment of this short piano piece by Ernesto Lecuona.

 

Romantic, moon-related film clips come to mind: Bette Davies' words in 'Now Voyager' "Oh Jerry, don't let's ask for the moon. We have the stars." ...as the lovers adoringly puff cigarette smoke into one another's faces! From another film from the 1940s, in playful mood, George Bailey (James Stewart) light-heartedly suggests that his young sweetheart may have wished for the moon and offers to put a lasso around it and pull it down for her in 'It's a Wonderful Life'. And that's exactly what Bruce (Jim Carey) hilariously does in Bruce Almighty to help set the scene for a 'romantic' evening! And then of course, 'hand in hand, on the edge of the sand', it is well known that the owl and the pussycat 'danced by the light of the moon, the moon, the moon' on their wedding night. Ah ...

If this piece should fire your imagination too, here's the sheet music.