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Define chorale. Relate chorales to Lutheran church music and religious Baroque compositions.

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Originally, a hymn tune of the Lutheran Church. In casual modern usage, a classical setting, e.g., by J.S. Bach, of such a tune, in parts.

cho·rale also cho·ral (k-rl, -räl)
1. A Protestant hymn melody.
2. A harmonized hymn, especially one for organ.
3. A chorus or choir.


[German, short for Choralgesang, choral song, translation of Medieval Latin cantus chorlis; see choral.]

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition copyright ©2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Updated in 2009. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

chorale, choral [kɒˈrɑːl]
1. (Music / Classical Music) a slow stately hymn tune, esp of the Lutheran Church
2. (Music, other) Chiefly US a choir or chorus
[from German Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral song]
Collins English Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003

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