Hardyes GCSE Aos1 - Chopin's Raindrop Prelude

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A revision quiz about Chopin's raindrop prelude.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What genre of music is this piece?
  • 2. 
    From which musical period does this piece come?
  • 3. 
    How many preludes did Chopin compose?
    • A. 

      12

    • B. 

      18

    • C. 

      24

    • D. 

      32

    • E. 

      48

  • 4. 
    Which word means ' in a singing style'
    • A. 

      Allegro

    • B. 

      Sostenuto

    • C. 

      Cantabile

    • D. 

      Sehr Rasch

  • 5. 
    From which country did Chopin come?
    • A. 

      England

    • B. 

      France

    • C. 

      Germany

    • D. 

      Poland

    • E. 

      Hungary

  • 6. 
    What is the structure of this piece?
  • 7. 
    What key is the A section in?
  • 8. 
    What key is the B section in?
  • 9. 
    • A. 

      Falling melody

    • B. 

      Dominant pedal

    • C. 

      Loud dynamic

    • D. 

      Melody sometimes in 6ths

    • E. 

      Septuplets

    • F. 

      Acciaccatura

    • G. 

      Melody in crotchets

    • H. 

      Cantabile melody

    • I. 

      Melody Dominated Homophony

    • J. 

      Inverted Pedal

    • K. 

      Melody in left hand

    • L. 

      Melody in right hand

    • M. 

      Use of dotted rhythms

  • 10. 
    Which of the following apply to the B section?  (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Inverted dominant pedal

    • B. 

      Melody in left hand

    • C. 

      Use of dotted rhythms

    • D. 

      Melody moves in crotchets

    • E. 

      Falling melody

    • F. 

      Homophonic

    • G. 

      Polyphonic

    • H. 

      Dramatic range of dynamics

  • 11. 
    What does smorzando mean?
    • A. 

      Sustained

    • B. 

      Slurred

    • C. 

      Dying away

    • D. 

      Getting louder

  • 12. 
    Describe the texture in bars 81-83 of the coda.
  • 13. 
    Which word means 'to slow down gradually'.
    • A. 

      Ritenuto

    • B. 

      Diminuendo

    • C. 

      Sostenuto

    • D. 

      Rubato

  • 14. 
    Which of the following are performance techniques that are used in this piece? (tick 4 that apply)
    • A. 

      Use of rubato

    • B. 

      Use of sustain pedal

    • C. 

      A large range of dynamics

    • D. 

      Staccato playing

    • E. 

      Cantabile melody

    • F. 

      Lots of trills

  • 15. 
    Which of the following are general features of music from the Romantic period? (tick all that apply)
    • A. 

      Large dynamic range

    • B. 

      Simple functional harmony

    • C. 

      Use of Chromaticism

    • D. 

      Atonal

    • E. 

      Use of Rubato

    • F. 

      Extended chords

    • G. 

      Use of folk tunes and rhythms

    • H. 

      Minor keys

    • I. 

      Large orchestras with lots of brass and percussion

    • J. 

      Basso continuo

    • K. 

      Programme music is popular

    • L. 

      Very expressive music