chorale prelude definition

  • noun:
    • A composition usually for organ, chiefly in baroque design and described as an elaborate contrapuntal structure based on the melody of a hymn or chorale.
    • a composition for organ making use of a chorale as a basis for variations
    • A composition generally for organ, mainly in baroque style and characterized by an elaborate contrapuntal framework in line with the melody of a hymn or chorale.
    • a composition for organ making use of a chorale as a basis for variants

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