chorale or choral [kə ral′, kəräl′]
[< Ger choral (gesang), choral (song), hymn]
1. a hymn tune, esp. in the Lutheran service, with a simple melody and rhythm
2. a choral or instrumental composition based on such a tune
3. a group of singers; choir or chorus

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