Glossary Term:Prelude

The background music played as guests arrive to the wedding ceremony.

The prelude is background music played from the time wedding guests begin arriving to the wedding ceremony until the wedding party is ready to begin the procession.

Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
prelude (noun)
1.
an introductory performance, action, or event preceding and preparing for the principal or a more important matter
2.
a) a musical section or movement introducing the theme or chief subject (as of a fugue or suite) or serving as an introduction to an opera or oratorio
b) an opening voluntary
c) a separate concert piece usually for piano or orchestra and based entirely on a short motif
prelude (verb)
transitive verb
1.
to serve as a prelude to
2.
intransitive verb
to play as a prelude to give or serve as a prelude , especially to play a musical introduction
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