Chopin: Prelude No. 15 in D flat

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  • Created on: 03-04-13 10:55

Chopin's Raindrop Prelude was composed in 1838.

Structure

This piece is in Ternary Form: ABA

A-D flat major- A lyrical melody accompanied by quavers in the bass. This section also has its                                   own ABA structure

B-C sharp Minor-In contrast to the first section , the melody, which is new is played in the bass                                       whilst the repeated quavers can be heard in the right hand. The music has                                           moved from major to minor and builds up to FF climaxes.

A-D flat Major-Returns to the opening melody. The repeat of section A is shorter and finishes with a                          breif coda.

Rhythm, Metre and Tempo

  • The time signature is 4,4 
  • Unusual rhythmic features include Spetuplets in bars 4 and

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