écrit le: 14 novembre 2011 par admin
antiphonal (noun) book containing all the church hymns of the Office.
Meaning and uses
Antiphonal – The antiphonal (of Antiphon, ‘Anthem,’ a psalm tune) is a Catholic liturgical book used for the canonical hours (Liturgy of the Hours, or ‘breviary’) when it is sung.
antiphonal – Book church where the anthems and other parts of the office are marked with notes of plainsong
antiphonal – Collection of liturgical hymns. Anthropomorphic decoration: Drawing letter including human forms. Zoomorphic decoration: Drawing letter including animal forms.
antiphonal – Collection of songs for a church (usually Christian). It brings together the various parts of the Office sung in the choir. It is when it contains Vesper psalms and hymns. It is gradual when it contains songs of mass.