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  • Richard L. Crocker
  •  and David Hiley


An acclamation of the Latin Mass, sung by choir or congregation at the conclusion of the Preface, just before the Canon, as the musical item most closely associated with the eucharistic phase of the Mass. Since the text of the Sanctus does not change from day to day, it is counted as part of the Ordinary of the Mass. Numerous melodies were composed from the 10th century onwards; a selection of these is contained in the ...

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Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart
Journal of the Plainsong and Mediaeval Music Society
Oxford, Bodleian Library
Annales musicologiques