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Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Haiku Wednesday


I dream in colors,
So vivid they feel real, but
Still don't make much sense.

Join the fun!

Tonight, before going to sleep, I'll be rehearsing for a performance of Mussorgsky's PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION, which is a dream come true for me.  It was written for piano, though Ravels's brilliant (however flawed) orchestration is far more commonly heard.

Here is an odd take on "The Old Castle" by Sissel, that I just stumbled across.  After one listening, I'm not quite sure what to make of it.

It does tie things together rather neatly, though.


And here is closer to what Mussorgsky had in mind.

And here it is in Ravel's colorfully dreamy orchestration, with a rare symphonic use of an alto saxophone.


JadeLD said...

I also dream very vividly in colour - it makes it more interesting.

Enchanted Oak said...

This was a delight for a Wednesday sunrise experience.
My Dreamy Haiku is here

5thsister said...

Wonderful! May our dreams continue to color our world with creativity!

Sh@KiR@ CK said...

Good for you... I cannot remember if my dreams are in colors... I will look out for that...but i love writing my haikus in colours. lol

Happy Wednesday!


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Jenn@ You know... that blog? said...

Very different arrangements - congrats too on a dream coming true! Awesome!!

I dream in colour too... vividly.

Have a super day!