choir
(KWIE-ur)


[Eng.]


  1. A group of singers who usually sing in parts with several voices on each part.
  2. That part of a cathedral that is set apart for the choir.
  3. A group of homogeneous instruments which perform together such as a brass choir.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Choral music, Baroque:
Bach: Cantata No. 140, Wachet auf, BWV 140, chorale
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 58

Choral music, Classical:
Haydn: The Creation, "Achieved is the glorious work"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 7
Mozart: Requiem in D minor, K. 626, Dies Irae, "Quantus tremor"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 8

Choral music, Romantic:
Beethoven: König Stephan, Op. 117, final chorus: "Heil unsern Enkeln!"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 27
Verdi: Requiem, Dies Irae
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 28

Choral music, 20th century:
Poulenc: Gloria in G major, "Laudamus te" (ending)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 26
Glass: The Photographer, for Violin, Chorus, and Instruments, "A Gentleman's Honor"
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 75
Ives: 67th Psalm
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 46
Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé (closing section of the ballet)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 37
Zaimont: Serenade: To Music
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 3, Track 56

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