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Leise (Middle High Ger. Leis)locked

  • David Fallows

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A devotional, Germanic song stanza in the nature of a refrain, found particularly in the later Middle Ages. Supposedly deriving its name from the words ‘Kyrie eleison’ as they appear repeatedly in the litany, the Leise is normally considered a part of the general category ...

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