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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The Gift of Music. Debussy effectively recreates a Spanish-inflected guitar sound on the keyboard, treating the interruptions with wry humor. The Art of Maurizio Lw.

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Ys becomes submerged in the sea. These chords bring to mind two things: Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. Gallery of Classical Music [Box Set].

From Mozart to Messiaen. Debussy depicts a barren winter snowscape with a plaintive, harmonically static dirge. Creative Commons Zero 1.

Preludes by Claude Debussy compositions Music based on European myths and legends. Rapid, sweeping arpeggios, fast alternating chord passages, and thundering tremolos characterize this brilliant, virtuosic showpiece. Apparently a re-engraving of the Durand score above. This is a slow, hypnotic, stately sarabande that utilizes multiple layers of parallel chords in unusual five-bar groupings.

In this piece, Debussy composes the music using motivic development, rather than thematic development. The Complete Columbia Album Collection. Hear It For Yourself!

Classical Music for Yoga. A voice called out to throw his sinful daughter into the sea or he would not escape the waters that were about to overtake him. The work makes active use of three themes, all in the same key, demanding the utmost sensitivity and imagination from the pianist. Claude Debussy, piano complete Paris: There are many different versions of the legend. Music Menlo From Bach, Vol. It also implies that this section is a mirror of one which came before, giving further support to the intro-ABA-outro structure.


The ancient Breton legend of Ys. Knopf, Electronic Performances of Debussy’s Englouti Paintings.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly modulates to F major, but finishes again in C major. Reflections on the Water. Then after a section marked Augmentez progressivement Slowly growingthe cathedral emerges and the grand organ is heard with a powerful fortissimo. Performer Pages Stefano Ligoratti Piano.

To protect the city, a huge dike was built around it with a single gate that opened for ships during low tide. 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.

Also within measures 1 through 15 are two occurrences of motif 2 G in measure 1, E in measure 5; E in measure 5, C in measure He agreed to do so, but devoted father as he was, he tried to save catjedrale daughter.

To begin the piece, Debussy uses parallel fifths. After the beginning section, Debussy gently brings the cathedral out of the water by modulating to B major, shaping the melody in a wave-like fashion, and including important narrative instructions in measure The Sea in Music.


A second theme theme 2appearing for the first time in measuresrepeats in measures Classics for Relaxation CDS Shakespeare ‘s Puck is depicted here as a witty and capricious elf. For example, some performers use their full body weight to depress keys to create a rich sound.

Views Read Edit View history. The Britannic Organ, Vol. Creative Commons Attribution 3. 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.

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This page was last edited on 21 Debusssyat It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. This mode holds until measure 7, beginning a short section using the same mode now in C.

Meditative Melodies from East and West. Finally, it is out of sight and only the bells are heard at a distant pianissimo. Reflections on Time wngloutie Mortality. A selection of his HMV recordings from to His daughter, Dahut, on the other hand is usually described as a sinful, deceitful princess.