DURAND CLAUDE Debussy La Cathedrale Engloutie For Piano. Be the first to review this product. CA$ Out Of Stock. SKU. Catalog #: . Jiri Kylián’s ballet is set to a composition by Claude Debussy which was inspired by a fifteenth-century Breton legend. This tells how a cathedral was built on a. La cathédrale engloutie. (). by Claude A Debussy, Colin Matthews. Description: Debussy, orchestrated by Colin Matthews; Duration: 5; Genres: Full.

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Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist. The melodic statement here in C major is the cathwdrale of the piece. Editor First edition reissue. First, it brings back material from the middle of the A section, again centered on Cbut now in c minor. Some extra work has been done in erasing the titles at the beginning of each piece cathedfale placing them at the end, following the Author’s wish.

Motif 1 is also heard in a soprano voice from measure cahtedrale 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. Javascript is required for this feature. Then after a section marked Augmentez progressivement Slowly growingthe cathedral emerges and the grand organ is heard with a powerful fortissimo.

La Cathédrale Engloutie

Following the grand entrance and exit of the organ, the cathedral sinks back down into the ocean measures and the organ is heard once more, but from underwater.

The rising pentatonic theme in measure 1 theme 1 repeats in measure 3, 5, 14, 15, 16, 17, 84, 85, and with a slight variations in measures and fathedrale In andClaude Debussy wrote a series of 12 preludes for solo piano. Debussy uses this unstable pitch collection, with no clear tonic to facilitate a smooth transition between G minor Pentatonic to C Major Pentatonic.


In measure 13, the G idea returns for two bars. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly modulates to F major, but finishes again in C major.

La cathédrale engloutie – Aural Skills and Analysis

A quintessential example of musical impressionismthe piece depicts the rise of ls cathedral from the water and subsequent return to the depths — complete with bells chiming, priests chanting, and organ playing. Ys becomes submerged in the sea.

Recorded by pianist Ivan Ilic in AprilParis. It was arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski as The Engulfed Cathedral and released in a recording in This shows Debussy at his closest manifestation of musical impressionism. Inexact parallelism can give a sense of tonality, while exact parallelism can dispel the sense of tonality as pitch content cannot be analyzed diatonically in a single key.

In this piece, Debussy composes the music using motivic development, rather than thematic development. The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean. Not by coincidence, motif 1b is heard in the 4th, 5th, and 6th quarter note beats of measure 14 B-D-E. Claude Debussy, piano complete Paris: From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Préludes, Livre 1 (Debussy, Claude)

For example, motif 1 appears in the bottom of the right-hand chords on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter notes of measure 14 D-E-Band again in the next three quarter note beats D-E-B.

Creative Commons Zero 1. It is a complete exploration enhloutie chordal sound that encompasses the entire range of the piano, and that includes one of Debussy’s signature chords a major tonic triad with added 2nd and 6th scale degrees. La Cathedrale engloutie 5: Run by a king named Gradlon or Gralon who lived in a palace of marble, cedar, and gold, it was rich in commerce and the arts.

Performer Pages Chiara Bertoglio Piano. The nearly symmetrical form of intro-ABA-outro helps illustrate the legend that Debussy is alluding to in the work, and his markings help point toward both the form and the legend.


The next section is a subset of A, noted as c in lla timeline. Also within measures 1 through 15 are two occurrences of motif enlgoutie G caghedrale measure 1, E in measure 5; E in measure 5, C in measure Editor Eberhardt Klemm King Gradlon escapes and takes refuge in Quimper which becomes the new capital.

Sounds can be heard of priests chanting, bells chiming, and the organ playing, from across the sea. Shin-Itchiro’s Sheet Music Library.

Interestingly, a statue of Gradlon still stands between the spires of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin in Quimper. This is the loudest part of the piece.

Parallel harmony forces the chords to be understood less with functional roots, and more as coloristic expansions of the melodic line. This prelude is typical of Debussy’s compositional characteristics.

To begin the piece, Cwthedrale uses parallel fifths. Views Read Edit View history. Creative Commons Attribution 3. His Life and Mindvolume 2. Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano.

The opening of the piece gently brings in the cathedral, out of the water, with a melody that resembles waves. Hear It For Ccathedrale In some versions, Princess Dahut holds a secret banquet for her lover and the two, drunk with wine, steal the key from her father and open the gates, letting the waters flood in. These file s are negloutie of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Macmillan, MP3 file audio User: These chords bring to mind two things: