Chorale Prelude music

A Chorale Prelude is a short instrumental composition for organ, which uses a chorale tune as a basis. It is liturgical in nature (more specifically Protestant Christian), though its specific function in the church service is still debated by scholars: it may have been used to introduce the melody of the hymn about to be sung by the congregation. In any case the Chorale Prelude enjoyed a great success as an independent genre, with Dietrich Buxtehude and Johann Sebastian Bach writing more than 90 pieces in this form. Some romantic composers revived Chorale Prelude, such as Johannes Brahms.
TitleComposerInstrumentPeriodRatings
Great 18 Chorale Preludes, BWV 651-668 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Orgel Büchlein, BWV 599-644 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 Johannes Brahms Organ Romantic
Chorale Prelude 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', BWV 720 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 Johann Sebastian Bach Harpsichord Baroque
Clavier-Übung III (German Organ Mass) - Chorale Preludes, BWV 669-689 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Schübler Chorales, BWV 645-650 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Chorale Prelude 'Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt', BWV 957 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
'Herzlich Thut', BWV 727 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
Neumeister Chorales, BWV 1090-1120 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
52 Chorale Preludes, Op.67 Max Reger Organ Romantic
Small Chorale Arrangements for Organ, Op. 8 no. 3 Hugo Distler Organ Early 20th Century
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 764 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
8 Choral Preludes Johann Gottlob Werner Organ Classical
Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit Johann Ludwig Krebs Organ Baroque
Christus, der uns selig macht Michael Samuel David Gattermann Organ Classical
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Johann Ludwig Krebs Organ Baroque
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, B. 25 Johann Gottfried Walther Organ Baroque
Herzlich tut mich verlangen Johann Peter Kellner Organ Baroque
Gott der Vater wohn uns bei Johann Ludwig Krebs Organ Baroque