Inspired by Bach's Well-Tempered Clavier, Chopin wrote a set of 24 preludes for piano each in a different major or minor key. This prelude No.7 in A major is probably one of the shortest pieces in the set, and it feels like a playful dance tune. It is not surprising therefore that it is one of several piano pieces by Chopin which were adapted and orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov to create the ballet "Les Sylphides". The complete set of piano preludes by Chopin is available from Sheet Music Plus (US) or The Music Room (UK).
This Prelude No.7 is one of the Chopin piano pieces adapted and orchestrated by Alexander Glazunov to create the ballet "Les Sylphides".