1A concluding piece of music, especially an organ piece played at the end of a religious service.
appendix, codicil, postscript, afterword, tailpiece, rider, coda, supplement, accompanimentView synonyms
- ‘They make an odd postlude to Bach and Brahms, however.’
- ‘This work consists of a collection of 7 chorales with preludes and postludes with which the organist can make his contribution to all the liturgical parts of the religious service.’
- ‘While some composers have excelled at writing preludes, Silvestrov has become the master of the postlude.’
- ‘This is a good choice for groups who do prelude or postlude music at church services or other functions.’
- ‘The Vocalise, which was not on Previn's recording, comes as a quiet postlude to the Second's drama.’
- ‘Preludes, offertories, anthems, postludes - these and their like are not essential to worship.’
- 1.1A written or spoken epilogue; an afterword.
- ‘In her postlude to the book, she added, ‘Out of that struggle to find himself he created art that made an enormous contribution to theater and dance almost worldwide.’’
- ‘Also added is a postlude in which the authors mount a spirited defence of their position in response to the hostile reception given to the first edition.’
- ‘The whole is introduced by a ‘prelude’ called The Amen Stone (which means ‘May it come to pass’) and closes with a postlude about the same stone.’
- ‘Bloom informs us that he wrote the monograph as a postlude to ‘Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human’.’
Mid 19th century: from post- later, after on the pattern of prelude.