Chopin’s “Raindrop Prelude”

Prelude Op.28 No.15 “Raindrop” F. Chopin (1810-1849)

“Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing”

This week we continue our series of preludes on ’water’ themes to coordinate with the sermon series on the same. (Last week, you’ll recall, was “Air” from Handel’s “Water Music”).

“When I am gone,” said Chopin to some of his musical friends, “play in memory of me, and I will hear you from beyond.” Franchhomme, a dear friend and musical colleague, answered him, “Well then, we will play your sonata.” “Oh, no, not mine, play really good music. Mozart, for instance.”