Print and download in PDF or MIDI La Cathédrale Engloutie – Composed by Claude DeBussy. Made by bmacs La Cathédrale engloutie (The Submerged Cathedral) is a prelude written by the French composer Claude Debussy for solo piano. It was published in as the tenth prelude in Debussy’s first of two . In this piece, Debussy composes the music using motivic development, rather than thematic development. After all. Debussy – La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes Book 1 no) sheet music for Trumpet. You can access this piece (and all our high quality, printable PDF files) by.

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Throughout all of this motivic repetition, transposition, and inversion, the themes longer phrases made up of the smaller motifs stay very much static, with only occasional elongation or shortening throughout the piece: Not by coincidence, motif 1b is heard in the 4th, 5th, and 6th quarter note beats of measure 14 B-D-E.

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 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.

Measure 15 marks the beginning of a new formal section, A, beginning in B major pentatonic, made muic by eighth note triplets in the left hand.

Cambridge University Press, The form of the piece can be traced through the progression of tonal centers and pitch collections. First, it brings back material from the middle of the A section, again centered on Cbut now in c minor.

Preludes by Claude Debussy compositions Music based on European myths and legends. Creative Commons Zero 1.


La cathédrale engloutie

It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. Following the grand entrance and exit of the organ, the cathedral sinks back down into the ocean measures and the organ is heard once more, but from underwater. Jane Mortier, piano First Pub lication. 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. Editor First edition reissue.

Préludes, Livre 1 (Debussy, Claude)

This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. Retrieved from ” https: Productions du Moliantegok, This prelude is typical of Debussy’s compositional characteristics.

This piece is based on an ancient Breton myth in which a cathedral, submerged underwater off the coast of the Island of Ysrises up from the sea on clear mornings when the water is transparent. Editor Pierre Gouin – Contact. Schirmer’s Muzic of Musical Classics, No. In measure 13, the G idea returns for two bars.

Lx file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum. The melodic statement here in C major is the climax of the piece. Accessed March 17, Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano.

Debussy – La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes Book 1 no.10) sheet music for Trumpet

Performer Pages Heather W. Editor Eberhardt Klemm Moli, Piano Trio String Quartet Syrinx for flute Six sonatas for various instruments These chords bring to mind two things: The next section is a subset of A, noted as c shewt the timeline. 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.

Sections of Debussy’s piece are also used in the introduction and final of Renaissance ‘s song At the Cathedtalefrom their album Ashes Are Burning.


The use of stark, open fifths here allude to the idea of church bells that sound from the distance, across the ocean. John Carpenter used it as sound track in his scifi movie Escape from New York.

The Thematic Process in Music. It also implies that this section is a mirror of one which came before, giving further support to the intro-ABA-outro structure. Knopf, Please help improve this section by adding citations to reliable sources. Motif 1 is also heard in a soprano voice from measure Naxos Javascript not enabled. 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.

Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3. This file is part of the Sibley Mirroring Project. The next section, B, measuresis a composite of earlier themes. You may ask me for a manually cleaned version.

Performer Pages Stefano Ligoratti Piano. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed.

Claude Debussy, piano complete Paris: Motif 1 is heard on a broader scale in the bass cathedale dotted whole notes in measureshitting the notes of the motif in inversion and transposition on the down-beats of measures 1, 15, and 16 G-C-B.

Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4. This shows Debussy at his closest manifestation of musical impressionism.