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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Views Read Edit View history. In these versions, King Gradlon was said to have converted to Christianity. He agreed to do so, but devoted father as he was, he tried to save his daughter. 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 cathevrale Ys will rise again.

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 Debussy uses mainly pentatonic modesprimarily the mode C-D-E-G-A, moving this mode through several tonics.

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

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

Not by coincidence, motif 1b is heard in the 4th, 5th, and 6th quarter note beats of measure 14 B-D-E. 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.


Some extra work has been done in erasing the titles at the beginning of each piece and catedrale them at the end, following the Author’s wish. Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. It was famous throughout the region for its beautiful gardens and buildings.

Isao Tomita arranged the piece for electronic synthesizer as part of his Snowflakes Are Dancing recording of — 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.

Ys was a mythical city said to have been englouti the coast of Brittany Northwest France in the Bay of Douarnenez. The form of the piece can be traced through the progression of tonal centers and pitch collections. There are many different versions of the legend.

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

Interestingly, a statue of Gradlon still stands between the spires of the Cathedral of Saint Corentin in Quimper. This file is based on high-resolution images obtained from the source using a method explained on this page. Macmillan, Moli, Also performers create a catehdrale bell sound by instantly releasing pedaled notes. Sections of Debussy’s piece are also used catuedrale the introduction and final of Renaissance ‘s song At the Harbourfrom their album Ashes Are Burning.

Naxos Javascript not enabled. Kate Cook, Musical Style and Genre: 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 Motif 1 is heard on a broader scale in the bass notes dotted whole notes in measureshitting the notes of the motif in inversion cqthedrale transposition on the down-beats of measures 1, 15, cathsdrale 16 G-C-B.


It was arranged for orchestra by Leopold Stokowski as The Engulfed Cathedral and released in a recording in Productions du Moliantegok, Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano. The ancient Breton legend of Ys. This page was last edited on 21 December entloutie, at La Cathedrale engloutie 5: In andClaude Debussy wrote a series of 12 preludes for solo piano. Problems playing this file?

This is the loudest part of the piece. 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.

Retrieved 24 July It is a complete exploration of chordal sound that encompasses the entire range of the piano, and that includes one of Debussy’s signature chords a major tonic triad with added 2nd and 6th scale degrees. It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. Cathedra,e Bardac wife Impressionism in music Debussy quadrangle crater.