Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book of anthems or antiphons; an antiphonary.
- n. An antiphonal.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A book of antiphons.
“For this reason, his first great project was a notated Antiphoner: "For, in such a ways, with the help of God I have determined to notate this antiphoner, so that hereafter through it, any intelligent and diligent person can learn a chant, and after he has learned well part of it through a teach, he recognizes the rest unhesitatingly by himself without a teacher.”
“The MDN antiphons will be different in some cases from the Antiphonale, because the monastic antiphoner has traditionally been different from the secular one.”
“I'm not actually convinced tunes for those even exist — the Paris Breviary was a modernist "priest's prayerbook" kind of liturgy and I'm not positive that a supplemental antiphoner ever existed for the innovative stuff they threw in.”
“The only two English antiphoners I'm aware of are the Monastic Diurnal Noted, which sadly does not have the Psalms in it, necessitating book-juggling, and the Mundelein Psalter, which is sadly not really an antiphoner at all.”
“It matched precisely, to her memory, the description in Les Tarots: a bare table, none of the artefacts of religion - no candles, no silver cross, no missal, no antiphoner.”
“Other English equivalents for antiphonary are antiphonar (still in reputable use) and antiphoner (considered obsolete by some English lexicographers, but still sometimes used in current liteature).”
“Also, the antiphoner whose duty it was to read the invitatory at Matins, intone the first antiphon of the”
“The antiphoner was also appointed for a week at a time.”
“S. Gregory made and ordained the song of the office of holy church, and established at Rome two schools of song, that one beside the church of S. Peter, and that other by the church of S. John Lateran, where the place is yet, where he lay and taught the scholars, and the rod with which he menaced them, and the antiphoner on which he learned them is yet there.”
“Too large for a missal,' he thought, 'and not the shape of an antiphoner; perhaps it may be something good, after all.”
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