10: Reverie Redux and Return

Well, the studio is only about 75% back together, but we are in the middle of a new record/(book?) and as they say… ‘the show must go on!’ …and so it shall…

The tenth sound story from Orbit: A Love Story is Reverie.

In 1890, right around the time he wrote Clair de Lune, French composer Achille-Claude Debussy wrote another composition entitled Rêverie.  Although he hated the term, Debussy was like Monet for music – Impressionistic, Dreamy, Drifting…   Rêverie is a perfect example, it just takes you away…

For reference, here’s a wonderful video from YouTube of pianist David Delucia’s recording of Rêverie. set to visual arts by Spadecaller.
(All their work, just linking cause it’s a great example) 

75 orbits ago, a revamped version of this song took the charts by storm. Though still quite a dreamy version, this lyrical version pines for the reverie of love. That 1938 version by Larry Clinton was originally sung by the amazing Bea Wain.

Countless others have recorded their own version of this remade version since including Ella Fitzgerald, Dizzy Gillespie, Stan Kenton, Glenn Miller, Bing Crosby, Tony Bennett, and Sarah Vaughan just to name a few…!


My modern instrumental ‘soundstory’ version of Reverie, as you might expect, differs greatly from either of the prior versions.  But, for me at least (we each have our own Reverie’s I suppose), the mood is the same.  Here’s a sample!

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