Prelude may refer to:

  • Prelude (music), a musical form
    • Chorale prelude, short liturgical composition for organ using a chorale as its basis
  • Prelude (band), an English based folk band
  • Prelude (The Moody Blues album), 1987 album by The Moody Blues
  • Prelude (Deodato album), 1972 album by Eumir Deodato
  • Preludes: Rare and Unreleased Recordings, an album by Warren Zevon
  • Prelude (Pete Townshend song)
  • The Prelude, an epic poem by William Wordsworth
  • "Preludes" (poem), a poem by T. S. Eliot
  • "Prelude" (short story), a short story by New Zealand author Katherine Mansfield
  • "Prelude", 1952 episode of the Hallmark Hall of Fame based on the relationship between George Sand and Frédéric Chopin
  • Prelude Records (record label), a former New York-based dance independent record label
  • Prelude Records (shop), a specialist classical music CD shop in Norwich, England
  • Honda Prelude, an automobile manufactured by Honda
  • Sheaffer Prelude, a series of fountain pens, ballpoints and rollerball pens made by the Sheaffer Pen company
  • Prelude to Foundation, 1988 novel in Isaac Asimov's Foundation series
  • Prelude-IDS, open source hybrid IDS framework
  • The Haskell Prelude, a standard module imported by default into Haskell programs
  • Prelude (Alias episode)
  • Prelude FLNG, Shell's project of floating liquefied natural gas

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Famous quotes containing the word prelude:

    I am a prelude to better players, O my brothers! An example! Follow my example!
    Friedrich Nietzsche (1844–1900)

    I got a little secretarial job after college, but I thought of it as a prelude. Education, work, whatever you did before marriage, was only a prelude to your real life, which was marriage.
    Bonnie Carr (c. early 1930s)

    “We’re all friends here” is a prelude to fraud. “I am sincere” is a prelude to lying.
    Mason Cooley (b. 1927)