Chorale Prelude Sheet 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.

Title Composer Instrument Period
2 Chorale Preludes Matthias Weckmann Organ Baroque
3 Chorale Preludes Johann Heinrich Buttstett Organ Baroque
6 Chorale Preludes, BWV 645-650 Johann Sebastian Bach Organ Baroque
8 Choral Preludes Johann Gottlob Werner Organ Classical
10 Chorale Preludes, BV B 27 Ferruccio Busoni Piano Romantic
11 Chorale Preludes, Op. 122 Johannes Brahms Organ Romantic
12 Choral-Bearbeitungen, Op.5 Hermann Robert Frenzel Organ Romantic
20 Choral-Vorspiele, Op.4 Hermann Robert Frenzel Organ Romantic
22 Choralvorspiele Johannes Christoph Andreas Zahn Organ Romantic
32 Chorale Preludes, HoWV VIII.2-33 Gottfried August Homilius Organ Baroque
52 Chorale Preludes, Op.67 Max Reger Organ Romantic
Ach Gott, erhör mein Seufzen und Wehklagen Johann Gottfried Walther Organ Baroque
Ach Gott und Herr Johann Gottfried Walther Organ Baroque
Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein Johann Gottfried Vierling Organ Classical
Ach Gott vom Himmel sieh darein, LV 16 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Organ Baroque
Ach Herr, mich armen Sünder, LV 24 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Organ Baroque
Allein Gott in der Höh sei Ehr, LV 46 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Organ Baroque
Allein zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ Daniel Erich Organ Baroque
An Wasserflüssen Babylon, LV 2 Friedrich Wilhelm Zachow Organ Baroque
Auferstehn, ja auferstehn Michael Gotthard Fischer Organ Classical