prelude NO.15- Chopin

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  • Prelude NO.15 in D flat major- Chopin
    • Texture
      • Mainly melody dominated homophonic
      • sustained pedal note remains throughout
      • Section B thicker texture
    • Rhythm/ metre/ tempo
      • metre: 4/4
      • Tempo: rubato
      • dectuplet (bar 10)
      • use of both appoggiaturas and acciacaturas
      • dotted rhythms
    • Harmony/ tonality
      • Chromatic harmony
      • modulates to c sharp minor (enharmonic equivalent)
      • Key: D flat major
      • pedal note constant throughout, either inverted, normal or inner
      • Key is clear from first 3 notes, which are from the tonic chord of D flat major
    • Background
      • Romantic era
      • written 1838
      • Frederic Chopin -1810-1849
    • Forces/instrumentation:
      • Piano
    • Melody
      • Section B- Left hand plays melody, lyrical with longer note values
      • Section A: Right hand plays melody- lyrical melody, falling motif
      • Section B: stormy, melody in bass part of piano
    • Structure
      • Section A
        • Section B
          • Section A
            • Codetta
              • Ends with a perfect cadence
            • A: Rain
          • C# Minor
          • B: Storm
      • Ternary form: A,B,A
    • Dynamics/ expression
      • Gradual dynamic changes - regular crescendos and diminuendos
      • Wider dynamic range in B section
      • Dynamics very soft at the end and a rit
  • Key is clear from first 3 notes, which are from the tonic chord of D flat major

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