Prelude in F Minor

Uploaded on May 10, 2019

Here goes--my very first piece made with Musescore 3!

Truth is, I started making this with Musescore 2.X, only to find that the formatting was going to be a nightmare. Thank goodness Musescore 3 fixed...most of the formatting problems. I still had to adjust the positions of a few dynamic markings.

As a bonus, Musescore 3 actually plays the after-trill grace notes in Bar 2 correctly!

This is influenced the most strongly by the 3rd movement of Alexander Scriabin's Piano Sonata No. 1 in F Minor, Op. 6. The right-hand chord structures of Bars 3-6 and the left-hand accompaniment pattern of Bars 23-26 were taken from it, and so have the key, meter, and tempo (except his piece's tempo marking is different--this isn't Presto, IMO). OK, I threw in some textures more reminiscent of the very end of Franz Schubert's Impromptu No. 4 in F Minor, D. 935 in Bars 7-10.

Well, after listening to that Scriabin piano sonata movement too many times, I heard a bII-V-i cadence and wanted to make it the basis (at least kinda) of an entire piece. Since I've written too many introductions with barely any connection to the rest of their respective pieces (IMO), I made sure that this piece would begin and end with the same slowed bII-V-i cadence. I also decided to spam the bII (Neapolitan) chord a bunch to make this piece have some cohesion.

Knowing this piece would have a rather loose structure as a result, I decided to call it a prelude.

Whenever you see collided notes, play them again.

This piece, drama and all, sounds like it was cut straight out of the Romantic era of classical music. Do you agree?

prelude piano dramatic passionate tempestuous tumultuous Neapolitan chord

Pages 4
Duration 01:05
Measures 33
Key signature 4 flats
Parts 1
Part names Piano
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