Hyperion Records

Les angélus, L88
EnglishFrançais
In Les angélus and Les cloches the texture is built around the sounds of bells. Debussy would of course exploit this sonority most famously in his piano prelude La cathédrale engloutie, but we should be aware that in the age before the arrival of the noisy motor car the tolling of bells in cities was a larger component of the soundscape than it is now, and so is found regularly in the songs of the period. We should also be aware that, while Debussy obviously valued them as pure sound and perhaps for their intimation of a life beyond the material one, he never followed any orthodox religion.

from notes by Robert Nichols © 2003

Track-specific metadata
Details for CDA67357 track 10
Artists
ISRC
GB-AJY-02-35710
Duration
1'57
Recording date
25 July 2001
Recording venue
Champs Hill, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Recording producer
Mark Brown
Recording engineer
Julian Millard
Hyperion usage
  1. Debussy: Songs, Vol. 1 (CDA67357)
    Disc 1 Track 10
    Release date: January 2003
Show: MP3 FLAC ALAC
   English   Français   Deutsch