Print and download in PDF or MIDI La Cathédrale Engloutie – Composed by Claude DeBussy. Made by bmacs La Cathédrale engloutie (The Submerged Cathedral) is a prelude written by the French composer Claude Debussy for solo piano. It was published in as the tenth prelude in Debussy’s first of two . In this piece, Debussy composes the music using motivic development, rather than thematic development. After all. Debussy – La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes Book 1 no) sheet music for Trumpet. You can access this piece (and all our high quality, printable PDF files) by.

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After three bars, it modulates to Eb pentatonic, continuing the same thematic idea, again for three bars. Naxos Javascript not enabled. Parallel harmony forces the chords to be understood less with functional roots, and more as coloristic expansions of the melodic line. Debussy quite often named his pieces with the exact image that he was composing about, like La MerDes pas sur la neigeor Jardins sous la pluie.

The form of the piece can be traced through the progression of tonal centers and pitch collections. Schirmer’s Library of Sheey Classics, No. ,a masterfully saturates the entire structure of the piece with these motifs in large- and small-scale ways. Emma Bardac wife Impressionism in music Debussy quadrangle crater. This prelude is typical of Debussy’s debsusy characteristics. Imaginative editing for pianists seeking a fresh look at this masterpiece in this centenary year.


This shows Debussy at his closest manifestation of musical impressionism.

Debussy – La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes Book 1 no) sheet music for Trumpet –

Moli, Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean.

History and Modernity Routledge, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. In this piece, Debussy composes the music using motivic development, rather than thematic development. The melodic statement here in C major is the climax of the piece.

Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist.

Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. Remaining in Acthedraleit skips to material from the beginning of B, and continues with this material until bar 67, modulating briefly through E and G minor pentatonic. Productions du Moliantegok, MacMillin, Jane Mortier, piano First Pub lication.

The first chord of the piece is made up of sonorous Gs and Ds open fifths. This piece is based on an ancient Breton myth in which a cathedral, submerged underwater off the coast of the Island of Yswheet up from the sea on clear mornings when the water is transparent.

This section does not cite any sources. Performer Pages Chiara Bertoglio Piano. Debussy debusys mainly pentatonic modesprimarily the mode C-D-E-G-A, moving this mode through several tonics.

La Cathédrale Engloutie

There are two methods of parallelism in music; exact and inexact. Piano Trio String Quartet Syrinx for flute Six sonatas for various instruments Creative Commons Zero 1. Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly modulates to F major, but sheeh again in C major.


It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. In measure 13, the G idea returns for two bars.

La cathédrale engloutie

Emgloutie Carpenter used it as sound track in his scifi movie Escape from New York. It can be noted that it took some time for Impressionist music to be appreciated, but the critics and the listening public eventually warmed up to this experiment in harmonic freedom.

Finally, the cathedral is gone from sight, and only the bells are heard, at a distant pianissimo. Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano. Through application, tonal ambiguity is created that is often seen in Impressionist music.

Views Read Edit View history. Recorded by pianist Ivan Ilic in AprilParis. Shin-Itchiro’s Sheet Music Library.

L.117 No.10 La cathédrale engloutie

LMC issued shortly after this score is a critical edition by James Briscoe on which copyright is claimed. This mode holds until measure 7, beginning a short section using the same mode now in C.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Retrieved from ” https: Sounds can be heard of priests chanting, bells chiming, and the organ playing, from across the sea. Knopf, Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.

Arranger Arthur Hartmann Apparently a re-engraving of the Durand score above.