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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Schirmer’s Fathedrale of Musical Classics, No. Performer Pages Chiara Bertoglio Piano. Arranger Arthur Hartmann The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean.

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This is a slow, hypnotic, stately sarabande that utilizes multiple layers of parallel chords in unusual five-bar groupings. 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. Debussy uses this unstable pitch collection, with no clear tonic to facilitate a smooth transition between G minor Pentatonic to C Major Pentatonic.

Ys was a mythical city said to have been on the coast of Brittany Northwest France in the Bay of Douarnenez. Gallery of Classical Music [Box Set].


Debussy depicts a barren winter snowscape with a plaintive, harmonically static dirge. Meditative Melodies from East and West. John Carpenter used it as sound track in his scifi movie Escape englutie New York. The Great Female Pianists, Vol.

Water Music of the Impressionists. Kate Cook, Musical Style and Genre: Share on facebook twitter tumblr. Much of the work’s impact derives from the extreme, effective economy of its material.

It is a complete exploration of 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.

An American Virtuoso on the World Stage. Simply Classical Movie Music. Debussy uses mainly pentatonic modesprimarily the mode C-D-E-G-A, moving this mode through several tonics. Rapid figuration depicts the whirling winds, twice interrupted by sudden chordal outbursts. Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

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La cathédrale engloutie

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The ancient Breton legend of Ys. Also performers create a ringing bell sound by instantly releasing pedaled notes. Preludes by Claude Debussy compositions Music based on European myths and legends.

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


It can be noted that it took some time englouutie Impressionist music to be appreciated, but the critics and the listening public eventually warmed up to this experiment in harmonic freedom. Parallel harmony forces the chords to be understood less with functional roots, and more as coloristic expansions of the melodic line.

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This is quite different from simple melodic doubling, like the 3rds in Voilesor the 5ths in La Merwhich are not usually heard alone without a significant accompanimental figure. Finally, it is out of sight and only the bells are heard at a engooutie pianissimo. Views Read Edit View history. In the case of the two volumes of preludes, he places the title of the piece at the end englouhie the piece, either to allow the pianist to respond intuitively and individually to the music before finding out what Debussy intended the music to sound like, or to apply more ambiguity to the music’s allusion.

The exact reason why Ys became submerged in the sea varies.