2 pages | PDF | 472.6 KBSad Tale, composed by Dmitri Shostakovich, is a song found in his Children’s Notebook for Piano, Op. 69, No. 5. It is set in the key of G major and E minor and has a total of 60 measures. The song is light and sorrowful in nature, an emotional story expressed through the carefully crafted notes and chords of the piano. It begins slow, with a gentle lullaby of both major and minor keys, gradually increasing in tempo and intensity as the story reaches its climax. From the calming introduction to the passionate climax, Sad Tale provides an exquisite journey for the listener and a masterful composition for the pianist.