from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Rom. Cath. music, the melodic coda often appended to the gradual, and sung to the last syllable of the “halleluiah.” See sequence. Also jubilus.
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This musical phrase (called variously neuma, jubilatio, jubilus, cantilena) is a very old and essential element of the Alleluia.
Further, passing through the Greek iobelaios, or iobelos, the word became confused with the Latin jubilo, which means "to shout", and has given us the forms jubilatio and jubilaeum, now adopted in most
Now I entered the little church that was quite empty, and where no sound would have been heard if the two voices in the tower had not continued to ring out over the dovecotes, where the white pigeons rested and wondered, and over the broad fields where the bending grasses and listening flowers stood in the afternoon sunshine, 'Laus et jubilatio,' in the language of the bells.
(or sequela, "that which follows"); synonymous terms are jubilus, jubilatio, neuma, melodia, as was later explained by Abbot Gerbert of
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