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Prelude

Lila Collamore

in The Divine Office in the Latin Middle Ages

Published in print August 2000 | ISBN: 9780195124538
Published online May 2008 | e-ISBN: 9780199868421 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195124538.003.0001
 Prelude

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This Prelude provides an introduction to the daily round of the Divine Office, with an outline of the structure of each service (Matins, Lauds, Vespers, and the little hours), and offers descriptions of special forms for high feast days of the liturgical year. The Prelude is based on knowledge of manuscripts in the CANTUS database.

Keywords: Office; CANTUS; chant; psalmody; manuscripts; matins; lauds; vespers

Chapter.  3449 words. 

Subjects: Musicology and Music History

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