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chorale

[ kuh-ral, -rahl, kaw-, koh-; kawr-uh l, kohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF chorale
  • as inpsalm
  • as insong
  • as inglee club
  • as inchorus
  • as inchorus
  • as inhymn

Synonyms for chorale

  • hymn
  • verse
  • canticle
  • celebration
  • chant
  • eulogy
  • paean
  • shout
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The chorale was the exact opposite of the motette of the Netherlands.

Likewise the notation of a Chorale with a figured bass should not be omitted.

It is not a play, it is a chorale of woe, malediction, and want.

Then came the epistle, the litany (which was sung), and the prelude to the chorale.

Oppositional splendour is there, and the stained radiance of a Bachian chorale.

The chorale was introduced by Luther; it was perfected by Bach.

Then all the congregation sang the chorale, and the choir kept silence.

With them the popular type of tune was the chorale; and here they refused to give way to popular clamour.

Later the chorale is sounded by the full band, with intermediate beats of rhythmic march.

Of his compositions there remain four suites for orchestra, some small pieces for cembalo and some chorale arrangements.

WORD ORIGIN

1828, "sacred choral song," from German Choral "metrical hymn in Reformed church," shortened from Choralgesang "choral song," translating Medieval Latin cantus choralis, from Latin cantus (see chant (v.)) + choralis (see choral). The -e was added to indicate stress. Meaning "group of singers" is 1942.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR CHORALE

chorus

nounrefrain
  • bob
  • burden
  • chorale
  • main section
  • melody
  • motif
  • music
  • recurrent verse
  • response
  • ritornelle
  • song
  • strain
  • theme
  • tune
  • undersong
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