Baroque / Chorale Prelude music

Baroque music describes a period or style of European classical music approximately extending from 1600 to 1750. This era is said to begin in music after the Renaissance, and was followed by the Classical period. The word "baroque" came from the Portuguese word barroco, meaning "misshapen pearl", an initially derisive characterization of the architectural style of this period; later, the name came to be applied also to its music. The baroque period saw the development of functional tonality, as well as the crystallization of the harmony and counterpoint rules which came to define the 'common practice period' (which extends from the baroque to the late romantic). Nowadays baroque music constitutes an important part of the academic music canon, being widely studied, performed, and listened to. It is associated with composers such as Antonio Vivaldi, George Frideric Handel, Arcangelo Corelli, Tomaso Albinoni, and Johann Sebastian Bach, all of which played an essential role in the development of modern musical concepts. During the baroque period a number of genres were established (such as the opera and the oratorio), the way was paved for new genres (such as the classical sonata and the symphony), and composers expanded the theoretical basis of music composition, making advances in musical notation and instrumental technique.
TitleComposerFormInstrumentRatings
Great 18 Chorale Preludes, BWV 651-668 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Orgel Büchlein, BWV 599-644 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Chorale Prelude 'Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott', BWV 720 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Jesu, meine Freude, BWV 753 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Harpsichord
Clavier-Übung III (German Organ Mass) - Chorale Preludes, BWV 669-689 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Schübler Chorales, BWV 645-650 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Chorale Prelude 'Machs mit mir, Gott, nach deiner Güt', BWV 957 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
'Herzlich Thut', BWV 727 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Neumeister Chorales, BWV 1090-1120 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Wie schön leuchtet der Morgenstern, BWV 764 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
Was mein Gott will, das gescheh allzeit Johann Ludwig Krebs Chorale Prelude Organ
Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme Johann Ludwig Krebs Chorale Prelude Organ
Ein feste Burg ist unser Gott, B. 25 Johann Gottfried Walther Chorale Prelude Organ
Herzlich tut mich verlangen Johann Peter Kellner Chorale Prelude Organ
Gott der Vater wohn uns bei Johann Ludwig Krebs Chorale Prelude Organ
In allen meinen Taten Johann Ludwig Krebs Chorale Prelude Organ
Liebster Jesu, wir sind hier Johann Ludwig Krebs Chorale Prelude Organ
Chorale Preludes, BWV 690-713 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ
32 Chorale Preludes, HoWV VIII. 2-33 Gottfried August Homilius Chorale Prelude Organ
Chorale Preludes, BWV 714-765 Johann Sebastian Bach Chorale Prelude Organ