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antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(from Gr., ‘sounding across’).

1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

2 In the RC Church the antiphon is intoned or sung...

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antiphon

in New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 108 words.

• deafen • griffon, stiffen • antiphon • hyphen, siphon • often, soften • orphan • ibuprofen

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antiphon

in Oxford Dictionary of Rhymes

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Language Reference. 107 words.

• deafen • griffon, stiffen • antiphon • hyphen, siphon • often, soften • orphan • ibuprofen

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Antiphon

in The Oxford Classical Dictionary

January 2012; p ublished online December 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Classical Studies. 160 words.

*sophist. Scholars are divided on whether he was identical with the orator (see antiphon (1)). Works

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antiphon

Irénée-Henri Dalmais.

in Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

January 2002; p ublished online January 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 177 words.

The primary sense of “antiphon” is the chanting of alternate choirs. It is still used in this sense in the

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antiphon

Michael Kennedy and Joyce Bourne Kennedy.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2007; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 146 words.

1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

2 In the RC Church the antiphon

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antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Music.

(from Gr., ‘sounding across’).

1 A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

2 In the RC Church the antiphon is intoned or sung...

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Antiphon

Michel Huglo and Joan Halmo.

in Oxford Music Online

January 2001; p ublished online January 2001 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Musical Form; Music and Religion. 12177 words.

In Latin Christian chant generally, a liturgical chant with a prose text, sung in association with a psalm. In Gregorian psalmody, for example, psalms and canticles are usually...

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antiphon

Edited by Joyce Bourne.

in The Oxford Dictionary of Music

January 2012; p ublished online May 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 137 words.

A versicle or phrase sung by one choir in reply to another.

In the RC Church the antiphon is intoned or sung during the recitation of Divine Office, before and after the psalm or...

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Antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Of Athens (5th. cent. bc), sophist. Scholars are divided on whether he was identical with the orator (see Antiphon (1)). Works attributed to him include Concord and Truth; of the ...

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Antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

Tragic poet put to death by Dionysius (1) I of Syracuse (Aristotle Rhetorica 2. 6). Anecdotes belonging to him are attached to Antiphon (1) in the biographical tradition (Philostratus Vitae...

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Antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

(c.480–411 bc),

of the deme of Rhamnus, the first Attic orator whose works were preserved. From a prominent family, he participated in the intellectual movement inspired by the...

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O-Antiphons

Edited by E. A. Livingstone.

in The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church

January 2013; p ublished online January 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Christianity. 34 words.

The *antiphons, each beginning ‘O…’, which are sung before and after the *Magnificat at *Vespers,

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antiphon, antiphonal

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 83 words.

From Greek and Latin antiphona, ‘sounding over against’. In Latin medieval liturgical chant, an antiphon is a short chant

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votive antiphon

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 70 words.

A Latin antiphon sung together with a versicle and collect at the end of an office, especially Compline, honouring a different object from that of the main service (...

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Marian antiphons

Edited by Alison Latham.

in The Oxford Companion to Music

P ublished online January 2011 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music. 41 words.

The *antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary customarily sung as a devotion at the conclusion of one of the hours of the ...

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O Antiphons

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 63 words.

The Magnificat vespers *antiphons for 17–23 December, hailing the coming Christ as O Sapientia (Wisdom), O Adonai (Lord), O Radix

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antiphons, Marian

in The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

January 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500). 67 words.

Chants performed after the office of compline beginning in the 13th century. The four principal Marian antiphons were ‘Alma Redemptoris

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Marian antiphons

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary customarily sung as a devotion at the conclusion of one of the hours of the Divine Office. In present-day Roman usage they are sung at the end of...

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votive antiphon

Overview page. Subjects: Music — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

A Latin antiphon sung together with a versicle and collect at the end of an office, especially Compline, honouring a different object from that of the main service (see memorial). ...

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O Antiphons

Richard Sherr.

in Oxford Music Online

P ublished online November 2005 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Music and Religion; Pre- and Early Medieval Music (Before 800). 447 words.

[Great Antiphons]

In present-day liturgy a set of seven antiphons to the Magnificat, each text beginning with the exclamation ‘O’: ‘O sapientia’, ‘O adonai’, ‘O radix Jesse’,...

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