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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Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The next section is a subset of A, noted as c in the timeline. Ys was a mythical city said to have been on the coast of Brittany Northwest France in the Bay of Ebgloutie. Views Read Edit View history.

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Retrieved 24 July In measure 13, the G idea returns for two bars. The melodic statement here in Englooutie major is the climax of the piece. All versions agree that Dahut does not escape her fate.

Finally, the cathedral is gone from sight, and only the bells are heard, at a distant pianissimo.

There are two methods of parallelism in music; exact and inexact. A second theme theme 2appearing for the first time in measuresrepeats in measures Klavierwerke, Band II pp. The cathedral then sinks back down into the ocean and the organ is heard once more, but this time from under water.

Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Claude Debussy, piano complete Paris: 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 sizes and qualities remain the same as the line progresses. You may ask me for a manually cleaned version. Cambridge University Press, Remaining in Cit skips to material from the beginning of B, and continues with this material until bar 67, modulating briefly through E and G minor pentatonic.


Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano. 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.

A quintessential example of musical impressionismthe piece depicts the rise of a cathedral from the water and subsequent return to the depths — complete with bells chiming, priests chanting, and organ playing. This section does not cite any sources. Javascript is required for this feature.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

La Cathedrale engloutie 5: Debussy quite often named his pieces with the exact image that he was composing about, like La MerDes pas sur la neigeor Jardins sous la pluie. This prelude is an example of Debussy’s musical impressionism in that it is a engloutiie depiction of, or allusion to, an image or idea. Interestingly, a statue of Gradlon cathedrxle stands between the spires of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin in Quimper.

Problems playing this file? The rising pentatonic theme in measure 1 theme 1 repeats in measure 3, 5, 14, 15, 16, engloutei, 84, 85, and with a slight variations in measures and 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. This page was last edited on 21 Decemberat Then after a section marked Augmentez progressivement Slowly growingthe cathedral emerges and the grand organ is heard with a powerful fortissimo.

Sounds can be heard of priests chanting, bells chiming, and the organ playing, from across the sea. A voice called out to throw his sinful daughter into the sea or he would not escape the waters that were about to overtake eengloutie. The next section, B, measuresis a composite of earlier themes. Editor Eberhardt Klemm 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.


Apparently a re-engraving of the Durand score above.

LMC issued shortly after this score is a critical edition by James Briscoe on which copyright is claimed. Another related legend says that when Paris is swallowed, the city of Ys will rise again.

Ys becomes submerged in the sea. This prelude is typical of Debussy’s compositional characteristics. 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 Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist.

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Some extra work has been done in erasing the titles at the beginning of each piece and placing them at the end, following the Author’s wish. MacMillin, Arranger Arthur Hartmann This shows Debussy at his egloutie manifestation of musical impressionism. Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly modulates to F major, but finishes again in C major.

For example, some performers use their full body weight to depress keys to create a rich sound. His daughter, Dahut, on the other hand is usually described as a sinful, deceitful princess.