chorale


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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

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.]

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]

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]

chorale

A stately hymn, especially of the Lutheran Church.
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)
Translations
chorálsbor
korál

chorale

[kɔˈrɑːl] Ncoral m

chorale

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

chorale

nChoral m
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.
The Cantamos Chorale of the Zamboanga City State Polytechnic College (ZCSPC) has bagged three medals, two gold and one silver, in the 4th North Sumatera International Choir Competition at Parapat, Lake Tabu, Indonesia.
A chorale group from Albay won two major awards in this year's International Habaneras and Polyphony Choir Competition in Spain.
The concert Voices in Harmony will feature performances by Chester Male Voice Choir, under the musical direction of Rodney T Jones with accompaniment by Helen Jackson, and a 60 strong mixed choir made up of members of Orange Community Master Chorale and Master Chorale of Saddleback County from California who are visiting Chester as part of a concert tour of Scotland and Northern England.
This is how Australia's Spooky Men's Chorale have been described but you can judge for yourself when they come to Nottingham on Friday, July 19.
Education Secretary Leonor Briones lauded chorale contest for learners organized by Rotary Club of Manila because it teaches learners to "sing together in harmony" amid trying and challenging times.
Koro Kantahanay, UP Mindanao's official university chorale, will be holding a benefit concert dubbed 'Duyan: A Concert for a Cause'.
The Elgin Master Chorale recently announced the creation of the Joe Dowdell Memorial Endowment Fund to financially support the chorale's artistic operations.
New Wine Ensemble; Mountain Top Chorale; Halifield School Choir; Musica Casa Chorale; Riverbank School Choir; Lagos City Chorale; all from Nigeria and Harmonious Chorale from Ghana.
MUSIC lovers flocked to Las Pinas City to enjoy the symphony of voices from all over the country in the fourth Las Pinas Chorale competition sponsored by the Villar Sipag (Social Institute for Poverty Alleviation and Governance).
Bach's Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ (BWV 723) is a chorale-prelude, with the horn playing the original chorale melody in long notes above an active organ.