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Tenebrae


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In the Roman Catholic Church, matins and lauds for the last three days of Holy Week, at which candles are successively extinguished, in memory of the darkness at the Crucifixion. Several composers have set parts of the office to music. The word is Latin, and means literally ‘darkness’.

Subjects: Christianity.


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