One in 17 parts of drama underscore music providing the backdrop for suspense, pensive action, sometimes dark fused with sound effects of bell tolls, haunting pads, jailhouse door slams to complete the scene. Mystery, intrigue, investigation.
This Chopin prelude has the nickname, 'Funeral March', although it isn't the tune we associate with his piano sonata No. 2 third movement. However; this is strident and morose with its block chords in a minor key.