Read about the legend that inspired Debussy’s prelude “La Cathédrale engloutie ” or “The Sunken Cathedral”. Preludios para Piano – No La catedral sumergida official lyrics by Claude Debussy.

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By signing up you consent with the terms in our Privacy Policy. Also performers create a ringing bell sound by instantly releasing pedaled notes. You may ask me for a manually cleaned version. Debussy uses mainly pentatonic modesprimarily the mode C-D-E-G-A, moving this mode through several tonics.

Arranger Pierre Gouin – Contact. Tell a friend or remind yourself about this product. Edition Peters Review Guidelines Explain exactly why you liked or disliked the product. April Learn how and when to remove this template message. Another version says that Dahut steals the key to let her secret lover in to the city during the night, mistakenly flooding the city.

It is characteristic of Debussy in its form, harmony, and content. Easily share your music lists with friends, students, and the world. These file s are part of the Werner Icking Music Collection. Cambridge University Press, 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.

Performer Pages Paavali Jumppanen piano. LMC issued shortly after this score is a critical edition by James Briscoe on which copyright is claimed.

La Catedral Sumergida

Views Read Edit View history. This mode holds until measure 7, beginning a short section using the same mode now in C.


Leave it blank if you wish to appear as “Anonymous”. The nearly debussy 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.

Within this climactic section, measuresDebussy briefly catedrla to F major, but finishes again in C major. Hear It For Yourself!

Kate Cook, Musical Style and Genre: Music Lists are as unique as the musician! Read our Privacy Policy. Not by coincidence, motif 1b is heard in the 4th, 5th, and 6th quarter note beats of measure 14 B-D-E. Problems playing this file? If you believe that any review contained on our site infringes upon your copyright, please email us.

The Story of Debussy’s “The Sunken Cathedral”

Contents 1 Performances 1. Apparently a re-engraving of the Durand score above. The Thematic Process in Music.

Inexact parallelism can give a sense of tonality, while exact parallelism can dispel the sense of tonality as pitch content cannot be analyzed diatonically in a single key. Debussj agreed to do so, but devoted father as he was, he tried to save his daughter. 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 After three bars, it modulates to Eb pentatonic, continuing the same thematic idea, again for three bars.

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You consent to our cookies and privacy policy if you continue to use this site. Debussy uses this unstable pitch collection, with no clear tonic to facilitate a smooth transition between G minor Pentatonic to C Major Pentatonic.

Various arrangements and transcriptions of the piece exist. The next section is a subset of A, noted as c in the timeline. Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4. 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.

There are many different versions of the legend.

La cathédrale engloutie – Wikipedia

All versions agree that Dahut does not escape her fate. We’ll instantly send an email containing product info and a link to it. Retrieved from ” http: Is the transcription accurate? Retrieved from ” https: This site uses cookies to analyze your use of our products, to assist with promotional and marketing efforts, to analyze our traffic and to provide content from third parties.

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.