Prelude: Definition, Music & Songs


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In musical terms, what is a prelude?

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1. Which of the composers wrote the work Great Eighteen Chorale Preludes?

2. Which composer wrote a number of independent preludes specifically for piano?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Assess your knowledge of preludes in music by completing the quiz/worksheet combo. Examples of this concept and different composers are on the multiple-choice quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these materials, find out how familiar you are with:

  • The composer who wrote Great Eighteen Choral Preludes
  • The person who composed the music for the opera Carmen
  • The difference between a prelude and an overture
  • A composer who wrote a number of independent preludes specifically for piano
  • What a prelude is in musical terms

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of prelude and its purpose
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about the composer who wrote Great Eighteen Choral Preludes
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about different composers

Additional Learning

Use the lesson titled Prelude: Definition, Music & Songs to get more familiar with this concept in music. Objectives you'll get to complete include:

  • See how preludes are created
  • Analyze different prelude examples
  • Look over the works of different composers