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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In this piece, Debussy composes the music using motivic development, rather than thematic development. Inexact parallelism allows the quality of the harmonic intervals to vary throughout the line, even if the interval sizes are identical, while exact parallelism the eng,outie and qualities remain the same as the line progresses.

The nearly symmetrical form cathexrale 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. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Retrieved 24 July It was famous throughout the region for its beautiful gardens and buildings.

Editor Eberhardt Klemm La Cathedrale engloutie 5: Ys was a mythical city said to have been on the coast of Brittany Northwest France in the Bay of Douarnenez.

John Carpenter used it enyloutie sound track in his scifi movie Escape from New York. Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist. Performer Pages Heather W. Hear It For Yourself!

This cathddrale the loudest part of the piece. Contents 1 Performances 1. There are two methods of parallelism in music; exact and inexact. 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. In andClaude Debussy wrote a series of 12 preludes for solo piano.


Klavierwerke, Band II pp. Debussy uses this unstable pitch collection, with no clear tonic to facilitate a smooth transition between G minor Pentatonic to C Major Pentatonic. Some extra work has been done in erasing laa titles at the beginning of each piece and placing them at the end, following the Author’s wish. It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. To attain these effects that reflect images of the castle, most performers use specific techniques with regards to pedaling and articulation to affect tone color.

Another related legend says that when Paris is swallowed, the city of Ys will rise again.

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

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, it is out of sight and only the bells are heard at a distant pianissimo.

Engloytie second theme theme 2appearing for the first time in measuresrepeats in measures Motif 1 is heard on a 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.

Cambridge University Press, Editor First edition reissue. This shows Debussy at his cathecrale manifestation of musical impressionism. The ancient Breton legend of Ys. The form of the piece can be traced through the progression of tonal centers and pitch collections. Inexact parallelism can give a sense of tonality, while exact parallelism can dispel the sense of tonality cathedrzle pitch content cannot be analyzed diatonically in a single key. To begin the piece, Debussy uses parallel fifths.

Within this climactic section, measures,a briefly modulates to F major, but finishes again in C major.


The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

The melodic statement here in C major is the climax of the piece. Views Read Edit View history. 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.

The Thematic Process in Music. Creative Commons Attribution 3. The exact reason why Ys became submerged in the sea varies. Measure 15 marks the beginning of a new formal section, A, beginning in B major pentatonic, made distinct by eighth note triplets in the left hand.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Sections of Debussy’s piece are also used in the introduction and final of Renaissance ‘s song At the Harbourfrom their album Ashes Are Burning.

Problems playing this file? Also performers create a ringing bell sound by instantly releasing pedaled notes. Finally, the cathedral is gone from sight, and only the bells are heard, at a distant pianissimo. The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean.

Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3. Following the grand entrance and exit of the organ, the cathedral sinks back down ka the ocean measures and the organ is heard once more, but from underwater. This prelude is an example of Debussy’s musical impressionism in that it is a musical depiction of, or allusion to, an image or idea. Editor Pierre Gouin – Contact.