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prelude

(1) an instrumental section or movement preceding or introducing a larger piece or group of pieces; (2) a self-contained short piece usually for piano.
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Prelude

A prelude is a musical form. Prelude may also refer to: ==Music== ==Musical works== `Prelude` is a very common term as a title of a musical piece, both classical and popular. Some specific preludes are: ==Literature== ==Other uses== ...
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Prelude

• (v. t.) To serve as prelude to; to precede as introductory. • (v. t.) To introduce with a previous performance; to play or perform a prelude to; as, to prelude a concert with a lively air. • (v. i.) To play an introduction or prelude; to give a prefatory performance; to serve as prelude. • (v. t.) An introductory performance, ...
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Prelude

(from the article `Mansfield, Katherine`) ...from George Bowden. The death of her soldier brother in 1915 shocked her into a recognition that she owed what she termed a sacred debt to him and ...
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prelude

noun music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera
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Prelude

[music] A prelude (Germ. Präludium or Vorspiel; Lat. praeludium; Fr. prélude; It. preludio) is a short piece of music, the form of which may vary from piece to piece. The prelude may be thought of as a preface. While, during the Baroque era, for example, it may have served as an introduction to succeeding movements of a work that were usu...
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Prelude

[short story] Prelude is a short story by Katherine Mansfield. It was first published by the Hogarth Press in July 1918, and reprinted in Bliss and Other Stories (1920). ==Plot summary== The story is divided into twelve sections. It opens in medias res, and it is gradually developed that the Burnell family is moving out of their house. I Th...
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Prelude

Pre'lude noun [ French prélude (cf. Italian preludio , Late Latin praeludium ), from Latin prae before + ludus play. See Prelude , transitive verb ] An introductory performance, preceding and preparing for the principal matter; a prel...
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Prelude

Pre·lude' intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Preluded ; present participle & verbal noun Preluding .] [ Latin praeludere , praelusum ; prae before + ludere to play: confer French préluder
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Prelude

Pre·lude' transitive verb 1. To introduce with a previous performance; to play or perform a prelude to; as, to prelude a concert with a lively air. 2. To serve as prelude to; to precede as introductory. « [ Music] preluding some great tragedy.» Longfell...
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prelude

a piece designed to be played as an introduction, but also an independent short romantic piece in an improvised manner.
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Prelude

A prelude is a piece which often serves as a musical introduction or prelude to a larger musical work (it sometimes is a short, independent instrumental piece in one movement).
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Prelude

A short piece originally preceded by a more substantial work, also an orchestral introduction to opera, however not lengthy enough to be considered an overture.
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Prelude

A short piece originally preceded by a more substantial work, also an orchestral introduction to ope
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Prelude

An instrumental introduction to an act within a musical drama.
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Prelude

In music a prelude is a strain introducing the theme or chief subject. A
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prelude

In music, a composition intended as the preface to further music, especially preceding a fugue, forming the opening piece of a suite, or setting the mood for a stage work, as in Richard Wagner's Lohengrin. As used by Frédéric Chopin, a prelude is a short self-contained piano work. A prelude is often rhetorical i...
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prelude

musical composition, usually brief, that is generally played as an introduction to another, larger musical piece. The term is applied generically to ... [1 related articles]
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prelude

prelude (prā'lOOd) , musical composition of no universal style, usually for the keyboard. It was originally used to precede a ceremony and later a second, often larger piece. Early preludes represent the first example of idiomatic keyboard music. During the baroque period the prelude forme...
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prelude

prelude 1. A preliminary performance, action, event, or condition, coming before and introducing one of more importance; an introduction, preface (to a literary work). 2. In music, a movement or piece forming the introduction to a musical work; especially such a movement preceding a fugue or forming the first piece of a suite. 3. Etymology: from M...
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Prelude

Prelude is a cultivated variety of potato.
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prelude

[n] - music that precedes a fugue or introduces an act in an opera 2. [v] - serve as a prelude to 3. [v] - play as a prelude, of musical pieces
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