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Debussy: Prelude - La Cathédrale engloutie Book 1 No. 10

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Claude Debussy - Preludes :
Prelude - La Cathédrale engloutie, Book 1 No. 10
Prelude - La Cathédrale engloutie Book 1 No. 10  by Debussy piano sheet music
Key: n/a Year: 1908
Level: 8+ Period: Impressionism
piano sheet music Piano score: Scanned score (1215 kB)

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xx The Sunken Cathedral
April 20, 2010, 12:07:47 PM by ptyrrell


I am a bit confused on how to pedal the middle section of The Sunken Cathedral bar 28-39, I have heard that the middle pedal is depressed on a grand, however I am practicing on an upright.  I have also heard about 1/2 pedalling applied on an upright, but not sure on this

Any help would be greatly appreciated


xx Debussy - La cathedrale engloutie
March 31, 2010, 02:46:00 PM by redbaron

The left hand chord on the first beat or bar 58 (it also appears on the second beat of bar 59 and the second beat of bar 51) is causing me grief. Starting from the bottom up I'm fingering it as 5-4-3-2-1 which is the only practical fingering I can think of. It's a very uncomfortable chord (cruelly so) and if anyone has any other ideas about how to take it I'd be very interested in hearing them.

xx debussy - The Sunken Cathedral
December 11, 2009, 11:12:20 PM by ptyrrell

Does anyone have a fingering for the awkward left hand chord in Debussy - The Sunken Cathedral (the first chord in measure 56) ?


smiley Debussy La cathedrale engloutie from Book 1
May 11, 2008, 12:33:15 PM by doxy

Debussy La cathedrale engloutie from Book 1


xx La cathedrale engloutie
February 25, 2008, 04:30:34 PM by redbaron

Does anybody know the story/inspiration for Debussy's La cathedrale engloutie? Something to do with sunken cathedrals?

xx Debussy, La Cathedrale Engloutie (Preludes, Book I)
July 05, 2006, 01:43:03 AM by rachfan

I actually studied this prelude twice, once as a teenager, then later in life--and did some things differently the second time around (this recording).

Update: I deleted the CD cut (49 downloads) and replaced it with the source tape recording which has better fidelity. 

Comments welcome.

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