chorus
(KOR-rus)


[Eng.]


  1. A fairly large company of singers who perform together, usually in parts.
  2. A composition to be performed by a chorus.
  3. The refrain of a song.


SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLES:

Poulenc: Gloria in G major, "Laudamus te" (ending)
W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank -- Disc 2, Track 26
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

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