Monday, 27 October 2008

Chopin, Prelude No.20 in C minor, op.28

Fiddling while Rome burns, here's another arrangement, far more reasonable in terms of difficulty. The task of arranging this is fairly simple, the piece is built up of very 'guitar-ish' chords, lots of fourths and fifths, nothing that translates into bastard stretches.

What we admire most about this piece is its form. It has an ABB structure, but in a reversal of the typical dynamic, it starts loud and bombastic, before diminishing to end on a simple whisper, unable to maintain the grandeur of the opening. In that sense it feels rather more realistic than your usual musical fare.

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