Chopin- 'Raindrop' Prelude No. 15 in Db major

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  • Tempo
    • Prelude No.15 in Db major
      • Rhythm
        • Has septuplets and decuplets
        • Dotted rhythm
        • Repeated quavers are a unifying rhythm
      • Harmony and Tonality
        • Diatonic and chromatic
        • A and B section end with imperfect cadences
        • Db major
          • C# minor
            • Db major
            • Enharmonic tonic minor
              • Db major
                • C# minor
                  • Db major
                  • Enharmonic tonic minor
        • Dynamics
          • A lot of crescendos and diminuendos
          • A sections are quieter than B section
        • Context
          • 'Raindrop' prelude because of the repeated quavers
          • Composed in 1839
          • Romantic period lasted from 1825-1900
        • Structure
          • Ternary form ABA
        • Instrumentation
          • Solo piano
        • Texture
          • Homophonic
          • Uses a pedal note, dominant
        • Melody
          • Lyrical
          • decorated with ornaments and acciaccatura
          • Melody is in the bass in the B section
        • Metre
          • C - Common time
            • 4/4
      • Rubato
        • Expressive
      • Sostenuto
        • 'Sustained' legato

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