Year 10 Questions

Questions on the Raindrop Prelude:

1) Why is the piano prelude nicknamed the 'Raindrop'?
2) Name four different subjects favoured for musical expression by Romantic composers.
3) What type of piece is a prelude?
4) Describe the basic outline of the structure of this piece.
5) How are contrasted moods achieved in section A and B? Make two points.
6) Name two main keys used in this piece.
7) Name two keyboard techniques needed for an expressive interpretation of the music.
8) Which note is used throughout the music as a representation of the falling raindrops?
9) Name two different ornaments used in the music.
10) What name is given to the prevailing texture found in this music?

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