Definition of chorale prelude in English:
An organ piece based on a chorale.
- Bach metamorphosed simple hymn tunes into complex chorale preludes for organ; Liszt realised Schubert songs, among a multitude of other composers works, as florid fantasies.
- A late flowering of the cantus firmus manner of composition was in the use of chorale melodies as the basis of such forms as the chorale cantata and the chorale prelude.
- To be fair, organists know that he wrote for their instrument, but rare the soul who plays, maybe, a few solitary chorale preludes.
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