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prelude
used in The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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Definition
something that prepares for or introduces what is to follow

or:

music #1:  an introductory piece of music — such as might introduce an act of an opera

or:

music #2:  a short independent piece of music — typically for piano
  • , the hermetic symbolism, with which Nicolas Flamel played the prelude to Luther, papal unity, schism, Saint-Germain des Prés, Saint-Jacques de la Boucherie,—all are mingled, combined, amalgamated in Notre-Dame.
    1.3.1 — Vol 1 Bk 3 Chpt 1 — Notre-Dame (69% in)

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