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A kalophonic (‘embellished’) setting of certain Byzantine stichēra (see Stichēron) used on festal occasions. Only a part of the hymn text is used, and this is preceded and followed by very florid teretismata; see Kalophonic chant.

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A Mass chant in the Mozarabic rite, corresponding to the communion of the Roman rite. See Mozarabic chant, §4, (xiii) .

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In the early Latin Christian rites, a part of the Mass Proper sung during the Fraction. See Ambrosian chant, §7, (i); Gallican chant, §7, (xiii) ; and Mozarabic chant, §4, (xii) .

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A Mass chant sung at the kiss of peace in the Mozarabic rite. See Mozarabic chant, §4, (x) .

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A Mass chant of the Gallican and Mozarabic rites, corresponding to the introit of the Roman rite and the ingressa of the Ambrosian rite. See Gallican chant, §7, (i) and Mozarabic chant, §4, (i) .

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A Mass chant of the early Latin Christian rites. See Ambrosian chant, §7, (ii); Gallican chant, §7, (vii) ; and Gospel, §1 .

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A Mass chant of the Ambrosian rite. See Ambrosian chant, §7, (ii) .

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Michel Huglo and David Hiley

Liturgical book of the Western Church containing the antiphons and other choir chants sung at the services of the Divine Office .

Although the word antiphona as a term for a liturgical chant can be traced back to the 3rd century, the term antiphonarius (rarely also ...

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A prayer of the Roman rite. It consists of the words of the Archangel Gabriel (Luke i.28), the words of Elizabeth (Luke i.42) and a formula of petition appended in the 15th century; the present wording was adopted in the 16th century for general liturgical use (...

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John Caldwell

One of the four Marian antiphons retained at the Council of Trent and ordered to be sung at the end of Compline from the Purification (2 February) until Wednesday in Holy Week. Its original role in the liturgy appears to have been to precede and follow the chanting of a psalm. Of the two melodies in the ...