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La Cathedrale Engloutie

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Claude Debussy

Claude Debussy (arr. John Glenesk Mortimer)

Subtitle: The Sunken Cathedral / Die versunkene Kathedrale

The full title in French is Préludes, Book 1: X. La cathédrale engloutie.


General Info

Year: 1910 / 2016
Duration: c. 6:50
Difficulty: IV (see Ratings for explanation)
Publisher: Editions Marc Reift
Cost: Score and Parts - $125.00


Instrumentation

Full Score
Flute I-II
Oboe (optional)
Bassoon (optional)
E-flat Soprano Clarinet (optional)
B-flat Soprano Clarinet I-II-III
B-flat Bass Clarinet
B-flat Soprano Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Alto Saxophone I-II
B-flat Tenor Saxophone I-II
E-flat Baritone Saxophone (optional)
E-flat Trumpet/Cornet (optional)
B-flat Trumpet/Cornet I-II-III
Horn in F I-II-III
Trombone I-II
Bass Trombone
Euphonium
Tuba
String Bass (optional)
Timpani
Percussion I-II-III, including:

  • Bass Drum
  • Chimes
  • Glockenspiel
  • Tam-Tam
  • Vibraphone


Errata

None discovered thus far.


Program Notes

The Engulfed Cathedral is the tenth prelude in the first volume of Debussy's Preludes. It depicts an old legend from Brittany that states, “To punish the people for their sins, the cathedral in the mighty city of Ys is engulfed by the sea. Each sunrise, the townspeople watch as the sunken cathedral rises from the water, and then sinks slowly into the ocean."

- Program Note from Heritage Encyclopedia of Band Music


Commercial Discography


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Works for Winds by this Composer

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