chorale prelude


Definition of chorale prelude

: a composition usually for organ based on a chorale

Examples of chorale prelude in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Those composers include some from Luther’s time and some from our time, and instrumental chorale preludes appear in Swingle Singers-like vocalise, without the insistent perkiness. Anthony Tommasini, James R. Oestreich, David Allen, Seth Colter Walls And Joshua Barone, New York Times, "The 25 Best Classical Music Recordings of 2017," 13 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of chorale prelude

circa 1924, in the meaning defined above

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“Chorale prelude.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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