[antiphoner]. A liturgical book containing the *antiphons sung during service. Antiphonaries were large books for use by the choir, often decorated and *historiated.

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  • Antiphonary — • One of the present liturgical books intended for use in the liturgical choir, and originally characterized, by the assignment to it principally of the antiphons used in various parts of the Roman liturgy Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight.… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Antiphonary — An*tiph o*na*ry, n. [LL. antiphonarium. See {Antiphoner}.] A book containing a collection of antiphons; the book in which the antiphons of the breviary, with their musical notes, are contained. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • antiphonary — [an tif′ə ner΄ē] n. pl. antiphonaries [ME antiphonere < OFr antifonier < ML(Ec) antiphonarium: see ANTIPHON] a collection of antiphons, esp. a book of responsive prayers …   English World dictionary

  • Antiphonary — An Antiphonary, Antiphonal, or Antiphoner (Latin antiphonarium, antiphonarius, antiphonarius liber, antiphonale ; Greek ’antíphonon, antiphon, antiphone, anthem ) is one of the present Catholic liturgical books. It is intended for use in choro (i …   Wikipedia

  • Antiphonary of Bangor —     Antiphonary of Bangor     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Antiphonary of Bangor     An ancient Latin manuscript, supposed to have been originally written at Bangor (Ireland).     The codex, found by Muratori in the Ambrosian Library at Milan, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Antiphonary, Gregorian — • Discovered in a Montpellier manuscript of the tenth or eleventh century Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Antiphonary of Bangor — The Antiphonary of Bangor is an ancient Latin manuscript, supposed to have been originally written at Bangor Abbey in modern day Northern Ireland.The codex, found by Muratori in the Ambrosian Library at Milan, and named by him the Antiphonary of… …   Wikipedia

  • Antiphonary of St. Benigne, Dijon — Antiphonarium Codex Montpellier redirects here. For information on the codex of polyphonic motets, see Montpellier Codex. The Antiphonary of St. Benigne (also called Antiphonarium Codex Montpellier) is an 11th century musical manuscript in a… …   Wikipedia

  • antiphonary — noun (plural naries) Date: 15th century 1. a book containing a collection of antiphons 2. a book containing the choral parts of the Divine Office …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • antiphonary — /an tif euh ner ee/, n., pl. antiphonaries. a book of antiphons. [1425 75; late ME < ML antiphonarium; learned borrowing r. earlier versions, which had undergone changes: ME anfenere, antefenar, antiphoner(e), OE antefnere (cf. MD antiffenaer,… …   Universalium

  • antiphonary — 1. noun An antiphonal. 2. adjective Pertaining to an antiphon or antiphony …   Wiktionary

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