"Prelude No.15 Opus 28" (Raindrop Prelude) Chopin

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PEDAL NOTE- Ab continued throughout stimulates the rain drops
M FALLING MOTIFS- very first notes stimulates rain falling
REPETITION- of repeated melodic ideas in a different key
PEDAL- pedal note helps the piece flow
A LEGATO- only accented notes on beats 1+3 of the bars help with rhythm
Generally- PIANO to PIANISIMO
D Section B- More VARIED moves to FORTE and FORTISSIMO adds contrast represents a
STORM
CRESCENDOS/DIMINUENDOS exploited during the middle section.
Section A- LIGHT/THIN- Ab pedal note acts as the ROOT with broken chords layering over
T the top
Section B- THICKER- CHORDAL melody in left hand makes the piece more heavy
TERARY FORM-
S Section A- Storm starting
Section B- Storm in full force
Section C- Storm ending
CODETTA
Section A- Db major
H MODULATIONS- Ab minor, Bb minor Gb major back to Db major
Section B- C# major
MODULATIONS- E major back to C#
I PIANOFORTE
METER- 4/4
R SYNCOPATION- through dotted rhythms for raindrop pattern
RUBATO- loose metric pulse results in time being made up elsewhere allowing for a more
expressive feel

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FAIRLY SLOW
T RUBATO- loose metric pulse results in time being made up elsewhere allowing for a more
expressive feel
DEMISEMIQUAVERS- give the piece a raindrop feel speeding up
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