Composer under examination: Frédéric Chopin
Musical piece under examination: Scherzo No. 1 in B minor
Excerpt under examination: Final Cadence
Chopin's Scherzo No. 1 in B minor concludes triumphantly via a bold plagal cadence of C♯m7(♭5)/B-Bm, which is ii∅4/2-i in B minor. This final cadence sounds very much like an "Amen" at the end of a choral hymn song, as a final "Amen" is written as a plagal cadence with two syllables.
Because of this, I am starting to wonder if Chopin was a Christian. Is there really any evidence that says he actually was?