from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A bound collection of antiphons, especially of the responsive choral parts of the Divine Office.
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- n. An antiphonal.
- adj. Pertaining to an antiphon or antiphony.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A book containing a collection of antiphons; the book in which the antiphons of the breviary, with their musical notes, are contained.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A book of antiphons.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. relating to or resembling an antiphon or antiphony
- n. bound collection of antiphons
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The musical compilation known as the antiphonary is therefore not due to Gregory II, nor is it from him that it has become known as the
The sanctoral of the antiphonary is the oldest document of that kind in the Coptic literature.
Missale Mixtum/Liturgia Mozarabica, Migne's P.L. A couple of stories came the NLM's way pertaining to the Mozarabic liturgy, related to an 11th century Mozarabic antiphonary which is completely in tact -- and, reportedly, the only such example in existence.
This very brief Vespers is already found in the Compiègne antiphonary, a manuscript of the ninth century; but inasmuch as an analogous rite is also found in the Ambrosian Easter vigil, it is probably much older.
All of the antiphonaries of the Roman Rite, beginning with the oldest (the antiphonary of Compiègne, written about 870 A.D., and the Codex Hartker, written about the year 1000) attest with almost complete uniformity to the same repertoire of antiphons and responsories which are found in the Breviary of St. Pius V.
Photo: A contemporary Cistercian monk reads a hand-illuminated antiphonary.
The large capital initial "A" of the word "Angelus", in which is inscribed a representation of the three Marys discovering the empty tomb of Christ, was cut out of the third sheet of an antiphonary composed for the Florentine convent of Santa Maria degli Angeli in 1396
Such is the case of an antiphonary for the Divine Office that is currently housed in the Chapter Library of Toledo Cathedral ms.
Here is the text in English and Latin from the Dominican antiphonary.
Amongst other considerations the very modest claim he makes for the saint, "antiphonarium centonem ... compilavit" (he compiled a patchwork antiphonary), shows that he was not carried away by a desire to eulogize his hero.