Romantic / Chorale Prelude music

The term 'Romantic music' denotes a period of Western academic music that lasted throughout most of the 19th century, framing itself in Romanticism, the European artistic and literary movement. Romantic music is often characterized as being a reaction to the contained elegance and purity of the Classical period, though the reality is far more complex. Romantic composers were often fascinated with several -often contradictory- subjects: Nature and man's constant struggle against it, everything supernatural and fabulous, the mythical past, the autobiographical and the heroic, the isolated genius, the future of mankind. Improvements in instrumental design and technique, and the growth of orchestras, expanded the possibilities for composers. The rise of the middle class and the emancipation of musicians from courts and patrons represented a change in the way music reached the society. Some of the Romantic composers took an interest in nationalistic music, expressing the state of turmoil that Europe suffered. Musical forms continued to develop: while symphonies became longer and more complex, short musical forms blossomed (such as Chopin's nocturnes). Interest in preservation of the music of the past grew, as well as the will to develop music beyond its current state in terms of form, harmony, counterpoint, etc.
Title Composer Form Instrument Ratings
10 Chorale Preludes, BV B 27 Ferruccio Busoni Chorale Prelude Piano
11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 Johannes Brahms Chorale Prelude Organ
12 Choral-Bearbeitungen, Op.5 Hermann Robert Frenzel Chorale Prelude Organ
20 Choral-Vorspiele, Op.4 Hermann Robert Frenzel Chorale Prelude Organ
22 Choralvorspiele Johannes Christoph Andreas Zahn Chorale Prelude Organ
52 Chorale Preludes, Op.67 Max Reger Chorale Prelude Organ
Chorale Prelude and Fugue on 'O Traurigkeit, o Herzeleid', WoO 7 Johannes Brahms Chorale Prelude Organ
Choralpräludium zu 'Herzlich tut mich verlangen' Karl Wolfrum Chorale Prelude Organ
Choralvorspiel 'O dass ich tausend Zungen hätte' Gustav Flügel Chorale Prelude Organ
Choralvorspiel zu 'Aus tiefer Not schrei' ich zu dir' Hermann Robert Frenzel Chorale Prelude Organ
Choralvorspiel zu 'Befiehl du deine Wege' Samuel de Lange Sr. Chorale Prelude Organ
Christ ist erstanden Theophil Forchhammer Chorale Prelude Organ
Ihr Knecht des Herren allzugleich Wilhelm Valentin Volckmar Chorale Prelude Organ
Ihr Knecht des Herren allzugleich Wilhelm Valentin Volckmar Chorale Prelude Organ
Noël varié Nicolas-Joseph Wackenthaler Chorale Prelude Organ
Praeludium und Choral 'Gelobet seist du, Jesus Christ' Hermann Ferdinand Albert Wilhelm Wehe Chorale Prelude Organ
Präludienbuch, Op.66 Wilhelm Valentin Volckmar Chorale Prelude Organ
Vorspiel zu 'Ein' feste Burg ist unser Gott' Heinrich Friedrich Frankenberger Chorale Prelude Organ
Werde Munter, mein Gemüte Michael Gotthard Fischer Chorale Prelude Organ