Joseph Martin Kraus (1756−1792)

Five chorale preludes for organ

VB 197 (earlier VB 193)

I. Andante
II. Moderato
III. Andante
IV. Moderato
V. Moderato

  • Year of composition: Probably Stockholm 1791-1792 (according to van Boer)
  • Work category: Organ
  • Duration: Approx. 1-5 min
  • Detailed duration: 4'02 (according to Stradivarius Records' CD)
  • Possible call no. and autograph comment: Autograph lost (according to van Boer)


van Boer Jr, Bertil H: Die Werke von Joseph Martin Kraus. Systematisch-thematisches Werkverzeichnis, the Royal Swedish Academy of Music series no. 56, Stockholm (1988); an updated edition in English with a partly revised VB-numbering was published in 1998 by Pendragon Press under the title 'Joseph Martin Kraus. A Systematic-Thematic Catalogue of His Musical Works and Source Study' (in the earlier edition the title was 'Elf Choralsätze', but the latter only mentions five).

Description of work

I. Andante D major 4/4 (C)
II. Moderato A minor 4/4 (C)
III. Andante F-sharp minor 4/4 (C)
IV. Moderato C major 4/4 (C)
V. Moderato D major 4/4 (C)