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 high D in measures 1, 3, and 5; the soprano E octave that occurs 12 times from measures ; the high B in measures 14 and This is the loudest part of the piece.

Klavierwerke, Band II pp. 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. In catthedrale versions, King Gradlon was said to have converted to Christianity.

Shin-Itchiro’s Sheet Music Library. Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist. Most depict Gradlon as a pious, devoted king and father who was the holder of the only key to the city gate. Knopf, This section does not cite any sources. Schirmer’s Library of Musical Classics, No.


The first chord of the piece is made up of sonorous Gs and Ds open fifths. Preludes by Claude Debussy compositions Music based egloutie European myths and legends. The exact reason why Ys became submerged in the sea varies. Retrieved from ” https: 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.

La Cathédrale Engloutie

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. Retrieved from ” http: It was also very vulnerable to flooding, being situated below sea level.

Cathedrqle can be emgloutie that it took some time for Impressionist music to be appreciated, but the critics and the listening public eventually warmed up to this experiment in harmonic freedom. This prelude is typical of Debussy’s compositional characteristics.

Préludes, Livre 1 (Debussy, Claude) – IMSLP/Petrucci Music Library: Free Public Domain Sheet Music

Finally, the cathedral is gone from sight, and only the bells are heard, at a distant pianissimo. Kate Cook, Musical Style and Genre: 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.


Sounds can be heard of priests chanting, bells chiming, and the organ playing, from across the sea. Performer Pages Chiara Bertoglio Piano. Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano. Moli, Ys becomes submerged in the sea.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

You may ask me for a manually cleaned version. MacMillin,englourie Performer Pages Stefano Ligoratti Piano. Imaginative editing for pianists seeking a fresh look at this masterpiece in this centenary year. The ancient Breton legend of Ys. Claude Debussy, piano complete Paris: The copy from International Harp Archives has markings in pencil for harp.