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Elevationlocked

  • John Caldwell
  •  and Bonnie J. Blackburn

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(1) The raising of the host and chalice in turn, after their consecration, by the celebrant at Mass. During the Middle Ages the custom arose of playing the organ or singing a motet during and after the consecration (as far as the Pater noster), except when this position was occupied by the Benedictus of a lengthy polyphonic Sanctus; such pieces were often identified by the use of the term ‘Elevation’. References to the playing of the organ at the Sanctus of the Mass occur from the 13th century, and the practice is inherent in the provision of ...

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Proceedings of the Royal Musical Association
Zeitschrift für Musikwissenschaft
Tijdschrift van de Vereniging voor Nederlandse muziekgeschiedenis [and earlier variants]