If you ever have a stressful day, this tune is a wonderful tonic…
This is a lovely arrangement of Claude Debussy’s hauntingly beautiful “Claire de Lune” performed on a 10-string guitar – I heard a version of this on the “Falling Skies” episode titled “Young Bloods”. I don’t know if this is the one that was used in the show***, but it’s close enough.
I have only ever heard this done as a piano solo or in a symphonic setting, so this was quite a treat:
That is Vincent Macaluso playing “Clair De Lune” in the early 1970’s with an Oribe Brazilian and redwood 10-string, built especially for him (the tuning was: 7th. = D, 8th. = B, 9th. = G, 10th= F#; and no, I haven’t the first clue….). He transcribed Debussy’s arrangement so that it could be played on the 10-string guitar. Sadly, Mr. Macaluso passed away in May of 2012.
***According to someone in the “Comments” section at the YouTube video, the version heard on “Falling Skies” is not Mr. Macaluso’s rendition; rather, it appears to be from a recording made by Angel Romero in 1987. There is not a YouTube video of his version, but it is available as an MP3 stand-alone through Amazon.