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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The melodic statement here in C major is the climax of the piece.

Another version says that Dahut steals the key to let her secret lover in to the city during the night, mistakenly flooding the city. Cambridge University Press, This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page.

La cathédrale engloutie

Piano Trio String Quartet Syrinx for flute Six sonatas for various instruments 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.

Problems playing this file? 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 This mode holds until measure 7, beginning a short section using the same mode now in C.

The rising pentatonic theme in measure 1 theme xathedrale repeats in measure 3, 5, 14, 15, 16, 17, 84, 85, and with a slight variations in measures and Through application, tonal ambiguity is created that is often seen in Impressionist music.


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. Cathderale next section, B, measuresis a composite of earlier themes.

Not by coincidence, motif 1b is heard in the 4th, 5th, and 6th quarter note beats of measure 14 B-D-E. Edition Peters Most depict Gradlon as a pious, devoted king and father who was the holder of the only key to the city gate. 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.

Retrieved from ” http: For example, motif 1 appears in the bottom of the right-hand chords on the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th quarter notes of measure 14 D-E-Band again in the next three quarter note beats D-E-B. Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly modulates to F major, but finishes again in C major. A second theme theme 2appearing for the first time in measuresrepeats in measures Emma Bardac wife Impressionism in music Debussy quadrangle crater. Views Read Edit View history.

La Cathedrale engloutie 5: These chords bring to mind two things: History and Modernity Routledge, King Gradlon escapes and takes refuge in Quimper which becomes the new capital.

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

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. In the case of the two volumes of preludes, he places the title of the piece at the end of 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. Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact.


Moli, In measure 13, the G idea returns for two bars. Debussy masterfully saturates the entire structure of the piece with these motifs in large- and small-scale ways.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

For example, some performers use their full body weight to depress keys to create a rich sound. Accessed March 17, Productions du Moliantegok, Naxos Javascript englohtie enabled.

The Thematic Process in Music. Interestingly, a statue of Gradlon still stands between the spires of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin in Quimper. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.

La cathédrale engloutie

Preludes by Claude Debussy compositions Music based on European myths and legends. Creative Commons Attribution 3. There are two methods of parallelism in music; exact and inexact. Apparently a re-engraving of the Durand score above. 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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