Prelude No 4, Opus 28
According to George Sand’s daughter Solange, who stayed with the composer at the monastery in Majorca when the preludes were written, “My mother gave a title to each of Chopin’s wonderful Preludes; these titles have been preserved on a score he gave to us.” That titled score is lost. But Solange did record the names of the preludes, apparently without assigning the names to the prelude numbers. It is believed that the title “Quelles larmes au fond du cloutre humide?” (“What tears [are shed] from the depths of the damp monastery?”) corresponds to Prelude No. 4. Lovely.
423.11 - Piccolo Trumpet in A, Trumpet in C, 2 Flugelhorns, 2 Horns, 2 Tenor Trombones, Bass Trombone, Euphonium, Tuba
Grade 4 - college/university ensemble
Full score and parts in PDF available for download.