Talk:Prelude (music)

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I've removed this:

A prelude to play or film is also known as a prequel, as the opposite to a sequel.

It's not really true - a prequel is a film or book or whatever which is set chronologically earlier than another film or book or whatever in a sequence. A prelude, on the other hand, is a little thing that comes before something bigger and serves to introduce it (so preludes in books are a couple of pages at the beginning). --Camembert

Aspects of Page which need to be Cleaned up: 1) Final Fantasy Prelude section is non-relevant and/or too much in-depth 2) Link section, Prelude link should link to 'Honda Prelude', removal of bar, inclusion of "see also" 3) horrible organization, whole article almost needs to be reworked 4) lack of fluency and/or cohesion --Klestrob44 19:49, 19 Apr 2005 (UTC)

I cleaned the text up a bit, and moved it to Prelude (music). 21:04, May 21, 2005 (UTC) And now making a disambig. page Karol

The rewrite[edit]

I tried to keep most of the old article's text intact, however here's this one bit I decided to delete altogether:

(composers) have written preludes that serve as independent works that adhere to the structural characteristics common to the prelude. A performance of these preludes, such as Chopin's, entail playing all or a selection of preludes successively without pause for applause, intermission, or the like.

I don't think that talking about common structural characteristics is possible when dealing with preludes, the whole point of the form being the absense of common characteristics. The remark about performances seems too POV-ish for me - certainly pianists sometimes include one or two preludes of a set in their recitals instead of giving a full performance? Jashiin 12:40, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

I've briefly gone throught the text for copyediting purposes, and removed a POV comment about Pachebel: "(his preludes being more or less similar to his toccatas)"
I will also add a No references tag to the article.Major Bloodnok 11:19, 24 July 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 20:14, 26 November 2007 (UTC)

First sentence has a problem[edit]

The first sentence reads "... usually in no particular introduction to succeeding movements...." which doesn't read right or make sense. I think the intension is to say that a prelude may or may not introduce succeeding movements. However, if that's the case, then the last sentence of the intro already covers this. I'd be happy to rewrite this intro, however my grasp of Classical music forms is very surface and I'm sure that someone else could do a better job of it. Ronewolf (talk) 00:38, 15 January 2008 (UTC)

References for this article[edit]

  • Gleason, Harold; Becker, Warren; Gleason, Catherine C. (January 1, 1988). Music in the Middle Ages and Renaissance. Van Nuys, Los Angeles, California, USA: Alfred Music Publishing. p. 143. ISBN 9780882843797. OCLC 8109806. Retrieved August 9, 2013‎. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

There ya go. (talk) 03:17, 9 August 2013 (UTC)

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