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chorale

harmonized hymn; a chorus or choir
Not to be confused with:
choral – sung by or adapted for a chorus or choir
coral – hard, rocklike structures formed by marine coelenterates; yellowish red
corral – an enclosure for livestock
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cho·rale

also cho·ral  (kə-răl′, -räl′)
n.
1. A Protestant hymn melody.
2. A harmonized arrangement of such a melody, especially one forming part of a larger choral or organ work.
3. A chorus or choir.

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

(kɒˈrɑːl) or

choral

n
1. (Classical Music) a slow stately hymn tune, esp of the Lutheran Church
2. (Music, other) chiefly US a choir or chorus
[C19: from German Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral song]
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cho•rale

(kəˈræl, -ˈrɑl)

n.
1. a hymn, esp. one with strong harmonization: a Bach chorale.
2. a group of singers specializing in singing church music; choir.
[1835–45; < German Choral, short for Choralgesang, translation of Latin cantus chorālis choral singing; see choral]
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chorale

A stately hymn, especially of the Lutheran Church.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chorale - a stately Protestant (especially Lutheran) hymn tune
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
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Translations
chorálsbor
korál

chorale

[kɔˈrɑːl] Ncoral m
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chorale

[kɒˈrɑːl] n
(= piece of music) → choral m
(US) (= choir) → chorale fchoral society nchorale f
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chorale

nChoral m
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References in classic literature ?
The congregation sit at ease while the parson does the praying for them, and while they are droning the long-drawn-out chorales, he retires into a little wooden box just big enough to hold him.
Some of its members have gone on to pursue musical careers and roles, while some have been members of local chorales, such as The Himig Singers, Koro Dabawenyo, and the Sta.
Eastern Groove Studio, BFH (formerly Ballet Folklorico Huehuecoyotl), Elgin Master Chorales Childrens Chorus, the Childrens Theatre of Elgin, and Integrity School of Dance will join together to present an afternoon of holiday entertainment that includes dance, chorale music, numbers from "Elf the Musical" and more.
Les chorales de sept wilayas du pays se sont distinguees en remportant les trois premieres des trois paliers scolaires au 21e festival du chant scolaire cloture jeudi apres-midi a l'Universite Chahid Hamma Lakhdar a El-Oued.
At present, these works are considered a set (and included in this edition) because they exemplify elaborate settings of chorales from late in the composer's career (mid-1740s-1754).
The music is eclectic (if you like it) or a hotchpotch of disparate styles (if you don't): Bach chorales with a chorus of three countertenors, gospel, Latin American dance rhythms and a dash of rock.
(3) The Stadtpfeifer, or town piper (wind player), was responsible for daily "tower music," primarily wind music, including chorales. The piper would have been especially familiar with trumpets, shawms (noisy oboe predecessors), and other "outdoor" instruments.
His organ continuo is imaginative, but always supportive.The chorales. intended as points of pause and reflection, are just that--beautitidly phrased and breathed, natural and effortless.
None of these works have chorales, but several are experimental in character, most notably the instrumentation of Cantata 152; recorder, oboe, viola d'amore, viola da gamba, and basso continuo form the entire orchestra.
Its structure consists of narrative stories delivered by soloists, commentaries by the chorus or soloists on the narrative, and Lutheran Chorales, that give a reaction of the Christian faithful to the narrative at the heart of the composition.