Origin of chorale
Examples from the Web for chorale
Of his compositions there remain four suites for orchestra, some small pieces for cembalo and some chorale arrangements.
Likewise the notation of a Chorale with a figured bass should not be omitted.Musical Myths and Facts, Volume I (of 2)|Carl Engel
The work closes with a repetition of the chorale, set to the last verse of the hymn, sung without accompaniment.The Standard Cantatas|George P. Upton
The text is taken from the Old Testament, together with part of a hymn or a chorale, and Bach called it a motet.
His ardent prayer to heaven is naturally expressed by a well-known Chorale, supported by most effective polyphonic harmony.The Pianoforte Sonata|J.S. Shedlock
British Dictionary definitions for chorale
Word Origin for chorale
Word Origin and History for chorale
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.