Claude Debussy. La cathédrale engloutie, prelude for piano, L. /10 (/10). Composition Information ↓; Description ↓; Appears On ↓. Share on. facebook. Debussy, Claude La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes Book 1 no) midi file for Piano (midi) – La cathédrale engloutie. (). by Claude A Debussy, Colin Matthews. Description: Debussy, orchestrated by Colin Matthews; Duration: 5; Genres: Full.

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Music from a Divided City. Debussy effectively recreates a Spanish-inflected guitar sound on the keyboard, treating the interruptions with wry humor. The Rubinstein Collection Limited Edition. This is the loudest part of the piece.

Then after a section marked Augmentez progressivement Slowly growingthe cathedral emerges and the grand organ is heard with a powerful fortissimo.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral” | Parker Symphony Orchestra

The exact reason why Ys became submerged in the sea varies. Creative Commons Attribution 3. Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics, No. Much of the work’s impact derives from the extreme, effective economy of its material.

Bouquet Of Piano Music. The Engulfed Cathedral; Bauer: This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. The Art of Maurizio Pollini. Electronic Performances of Debussy’s Tone Paintings.

John Carpenter used it as sound track in his scifi movie Escape from New York.

MacMillin, Knopf, To begin the piece, Debussy uses parallel fifths. Debussy, Ravel, Grieg, Dsbussy. It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. Piano by the Sea: This is a slow, hypnotic, stately sarabande that utilizes multiple layers of parallel chords in unusual five-bar groupings.

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Préludes, Livre 1 (Debussy, Claude)

Finally, it is out of sight and only the bells are heard at a distant pianissimo. In some versions, Princess Dahut holds a secret banquet for her lover and the two, drunk with debussg, steal the key from her father and open the gates, letting the waters flood in. Orchestrations by Sir Henry Wood. Retrieved from ” http: Debussy uses the technique of parallelism also known as harmonic planing in his prelude to dilute the sense of direction motion found in prior traditional progressions.

Classics for Relaxation CDS I provide the original scanned version and the filtered, because the filter does some changes smoothening, sharpening borders and some portions of the scan get lost sometimes when they are too small e. Isao Tomita arranged the piece for electronic synthesizer as part of his Snowflakes Are Dancing recording of — Ivan Ilic Plays Debussy. The form of the piece can be cahhedrale through the progression of tonal centers and pitch collections. The Complete Solo Studio Recordings.

Light, rapid figurations and sudden shifts of register and dynamics require an exceptional degree of pianistic control.

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. All versions agree that Dahut does not escape her fate.


King Gradlon escapes and takes refuge in Quimper which becomes the new capital. In these versions, King Enhloutie was said to have converted to Christianity. Reflections on the Water. Accessed March 17, Shin-Itchiro’s Sheet Music Library. Retrieved 24 July Rapid figuration depicts the whirling winds, twice interrupted by sudden chordal outbursts.

Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly modulates to F major, but finishes again in C major. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip.

It is virtually an etude, fiercely aggressive and calling upon the full resources of the pianist. These chords bring to mind two things: Motif 1 is heard on debuussy broader scale in the bass notes dotted whole notes in measureshitting the notes of the motif in inversion and transposition on the down-beats of measures 1, 15, and 16 G-C-B. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Klavierwerke, Band II pp.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

This mode holds until measure 7, beginning a short section using the same mode now in C. 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.

This prelude is typical envloutie Debussy’s compositional characteristics.