(1) From the opening orchestral prelude , the depth and intensity of Bloch's vision of the Old Testament roll over the listener.(2) It now expects prices to drop 10% - 15% as a prelude to stagnation.(3) As a prelude to the main event, the team will walk the 25 km from Changi Prison to Tanjung Pagar Railway Station in Singapore.(4) The prelude of the first suite was played dizzyingly fast but without any perceptible regular pulse, as was that of the fifth suite.(5) Hopefully it forms a brief diversion from the main action, and a prelude to the character development and genuinely shocking revelations of the third volume.(6) Hurried, resounding strains of a Rachmaninoff prelude are abruptly cut short.(7) The Five Star Brass Navy Band Northwest Brass Quintet provided a musical prelude to the Opening Session.(8) The original 1857 orchestral prelude is only rarely being heard these days and so the Chailly CD is a true gem for connoisseurs of Verdi operas.(9) Easter and Passover are different markers in the second term; they may warn of a long spring left for redeeming the time, or they may prelude the May graduation just around the corner.(10) One clue was provided by Bach himself in his C minor cello suite, which begins with a prelude and fugue for solo cello.(11) Gone are the days of programming a Bach prelude & fugue, a Beethoven sonata, a Chopin ballade and then ending with the Prokofiev Toccata.(12) Freedom of expression is therefore, one of the very first freedoms to be curtailed when a democracy is being undermined, either as a prelude to a coup d'Ôö£┬«tat or as an early step in the process of gradual tyrannization.(13) While on its voyage, and after it had left Indonesian waters, but not yet reached Australian waters the ship became progressively unseaworthy - a prelude to the disaster that saw its demise.(14) The Woodland Trust, as a prelude to National Tree Week, is holding family planting events from November 18-23 in its Tree For All initiative.(15) The state of emergency is a prelude to the introduction of a raft of measures presented to parliament on Tuesday in an 80-clause Bill.(16) That, though, was just a prelude to the disastrous events that have befallen the new school.