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Alleluia

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

This Lat. form of Hebrew exclamation, meaning ‘Praise Jehovah’, was added to certain of the responds of the RC Church, suitably joyful mus. to be grafted on to traditional plainsong and, in...

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Ave maris stella

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Music.

A popular Marian hymn, dating at least from the 9th cent. One English translation begins ‘Hail Thou Star of Ocean’.

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Benedicamus Domino

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

(Lat., ‘Let us bless the Lord’).

A versicle, with the response ‘Deo gratias’ (‘Thanks be to God’), in the liturgy of the Roman rite. It occurs at the end of ...

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Benedicite

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

(Lat., ‘bless ye’).

The song of praise beginning ‘O all ye works of the Lord, bless ye the Lord’. It forms part of the Song of the Three Children.

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Benedictus

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

An invocation beginning Benedictus qui venit in nomine Domini (Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord) forming a set part of the Mass.

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canticle

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

1 A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the Evangelical...

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cantoris

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

(Lat.).

Of the singer, i.e. precentor. That side of the choir of a cath., etc., on which the precentor sits but now normally the north side. Opposite of decani.

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choir

Overview page. Subjects: Religious Studies — Music — Indian Music — Christianity.

Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun, of the tribe of Levi, were appointed by King David to lead choral singing accompanying the

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English Hymnal

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Music.

Coll. of Eng. hymns and tunes pubd. 1906 (rev. 1933) ed. by Percy Dearmer with Vaughan Williams as mus. ed. Incl. several hymn tunes by Vaughan Williams and others by his Eng....

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Gloria

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Christianity.

A Christian liturgical hymn or formula beginning (in the Latin text) with Gloria ‘Glory’.

Gloria in excelsis the hymn beginning Gloria in excelsis Deo (‘Glory to God in the...

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