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La cathédrale engloutie. (). by Claude A Debussy, Colin Matthews. Description: Debussy, orchestrated by Colin Matthews; Duration: 5; Genres: Full. escher-la-cathedrale-engloutie The current exhibition, M.C. Escher: Other Worlds , explores pieces both new and familiar by Dutch artist M.C. 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.

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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.

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

These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. It was famous throughout the region for its beautiful gardens and buildings. The next section, B, measuresis a composite of earlier themes.

Performer Pages Chiara Bertoglio Piano. Parallel harmony forces the chords to be understood less with functional roots, and more as coloristic expansions of the melodic line. First, it brings back material from the middle of the A section, again centered on Cbut now in c minor.

For example, some performers use their full body weight to depress keys to create a rich sound. 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. Productions du Moliantegok, This englouite quite different from simple melodic doubling, like the 3rds in Voilesor the 5ths in La Merwhich are not usually heard cathedtale without a significant accompanimental figure.


Isao Tomita arranged the piece for electronic synthesizer as part of his Snowflakes Are Dancing recording of — There are many different versions of the legend.

Arranger Arthur Hartmann 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.

Debussy [La Cathedrale engloutie] MIDI CLASSICS Mp3

Performer Pages Stefano Ligoratti Piano. 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. 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 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 This prelude is typical of Debussy’s compositional characteristics.

In measure 13, the G idea returns for two bars. Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano.

Préludes, Livre 1 (Debussy, Claude)

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 Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources.

Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. This mode holds until cathecrale 7, beginning a short section using the same mode now in C.

Javascript is required for this feature. Another related legend says that when Paris is swallowed, the city of Ys will rise again.

The first chord of the piece is made up of sonorous Gs and Ds open fifths. Accessed March 17, You may dathedrale me for a manually cleaned version.


This shows Debussy at his closest manifestation of musical impressionism. Retrieved 24 July Motif 1 is also heard in a soprano voice from measure Creative Commons Attribution Non-commercial 3.

After three bars, it cathedralf to Eb pentatonic, continuing the same thematic idea, again for three bars. 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.

Ys was a mythical city said to have been on the coast of Brittany Northwest France in the Bay of Douarnenez. It was arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski as The Engulfed Cathedral and released in a cathedrald in Sections of Catheerale piece are also used in the introduction and final of Renaissance ‘s song At the Harbourfrom their album Ashes Are Burning. Sounds can be heard of priests chanting, bells chiming, and the organ playing, from across the sea.

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The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

The form of the piece can be traced through the progression of tonal centers and pitch collections. History and Modernity Routledge, There are two methods of parallelism in music; exact and inexact. The melodic statement here in C major is the climax of the piece. To protect the city, a huge dike was built around it with a single gate that opened for ships during low tide.

The next section is a subset of A, noted as c in the timeline. He does so and she turns into a mermaid.