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O Antiphons [Great Antiphons]locked

  • Richard Sherr

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In present-day liturgy a set of seven antiphons to the Magnificat, each text beginning with the exclamation ‘O’: ‘O sapientia’, ‘O adonai’, ‘O radix Jesse’, ‘O clavis David’, ‘O oriens’, ‘O Rex gentium’, ‘O Emmanuel’. One of these is sung on each of the seven days preceding Christmas Eve (see ...

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Turin, Biblioteca Nazionale Universitaria, sezione Musicale
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Musica disciplina