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.


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.

Make your budget last longer than a fermata.

Go ahead. Embrace that kid-in-a-candy-store feeling.

Prelude takes all the worry and hassle out of buying music. You’ll make decisions confidently when you can:

  • Preview entire pieces and audio clips before you purchase
  • Download entire pieces of music instantly
  • Get free music. Hymns are always free plus you get 125 Prelude points annually that you use to buy anthems, instrumental works, and more
  • Save with a 20% discount on print music from Augsburg Fortress (does not apply to hymnals and other core worship resources)

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 to 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 Prelude’s 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.

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$ 79/YEAR

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  • 125 Prelude Points annually
  • 20% off Augsburg Fortress print music*
  • Access to thousands of pieces
  • Add your own music library
  • Unlimited music plans
  • Safe & secure
  • * does not apply to hymnals and other core worship resources
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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