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chorale prelude

  

      n   a composition for organ using a chorale as a cantus firmus or as the basis for variations  
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chorale   , choral  
      n  
1    a slow stately hymn tune, esp. of the Lutheran Church  
2      (Chiefly U.S.)   a choir or chorus  
     (C19: from German Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus choralis choral song)  


chorale prelude  
      n   a composition for organ using a chorale as a cantus firmus or as the basis for variations  

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choral, choreal, chordal, chore

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