A music planning tool created by church musicians for church musicians

Prelude Music Planner is an online tool that makes worship planning
easy and efficient, leaving you more time to do what you do best: making music.


Find music that's perfect
for your congregation
in just a few clicks.


Download new music
instantly (and get good
deals in the process).


Create a music plan for
this Sunday or an entire
season with ease.


Catalog the music you
already own, and add it
to your Prelude library.


Give colleagues easy
access to your worship
plans online, anytime.

Explore thousands of pieces from your favorite publishers.

What's better than finding music you love? Knowing your congregation will love it, too.

Prelude’s music library is chock-full of church music from renowned publishers. Designed to make finding music for church services easy, the library allows you to search by:

• Keyword
• Lectionary date
• Bible readings or themes
• Music type or genre
• Voicing or instrumentation
• Musician skill level
• Composer
• and more

You can even add music you already own to your Prelude library and see all of your options at once.

Create better music plans, faster

Spend less time making plans and more time making joyful noise

Creating music plans couldn’t be easier. You’ll be able to create a plan the first time you log in. Here’s how it works:

  • Set up a folder for each service or event
  • Search for music you want in the Prelude library (see Browse above)
  • Drag pieces of music from the search results into your folder
  • Shape the plan – put the music in order, assign musicians, etc.
  • See a calendar that gives you an overview of all your plans at a glance

Add the music you already own to the Prelude library.

From favorite hymns to beloved anthems, keep your church's musical traditions alive.

Get an even better music planning experience when you blend the music from your church and personal collections into the Prelude library. You’ll be able to:

• Organize your church’s music by keyword, lectionary date, and more
• See old favorites next to new discoveries in library search results
• Know if and when you’ve used a piece of music in the past
• Incorporate music you own into your music plans quickly and easily
• Manage your library from anywhere that has an internet connection

Enhance communication and collaboration with online sharing tools.

Say "so long" to duplicating and distributing documents.

With Prelude, you can share your music plans with your church musicians and other colleagues online. With no limit on the number of users, all of your music leaders and church administrators can use Prelude to download your music plans and contribute their own ideas.

Subscribe to Prelude


$79 / year

125 Prelude Points each year
20% off Augsburg Fortress print music*
Access to thousands of pieces
Add your own music library
Unlimited music plans
Safe and secure


*Does not apply to hymnals
and other core worship resources


30 days

Full access
Thousands of pieces
Explore all features
Create music plans
No credit card required

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Get a full subscription here.

All pricing is shown in US Dollars. Please keep exchange rates in mind when placing your order.

“Between the music I have downloaded for points and print music
I have ordered for the choir, Prelude has more than paid for itself.”

— Tony Cruz, St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Jacksonville, FL

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