Origin of postlude
Examples from the Web for postlude
For postlude two measures from the cantabile of Chopin's "Funeral March" are used with droll effect.
A postlude to the day's funeral march; a prelude to freedom.The Roycroft Dictionary|Elbert Hubbard
Opening with a musical and lyrical prelude, this symphonic composition was to end with a postlude.Romain Rolland|Stefan Zweig
That Brahms actually had some such intention in adding the postlude is in the personal knowledge of the present writer.The Life of Johannes Brahms (Vol 2 of 2)|Florence May
The postlude is orchestral, with the chorus speaking above the music.