Antiphone


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An´ti`phone


n.1.(Mus.) The response which one side of the choir makes to the other in a chant; alternate chanting or signing.
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Vnde dicuntur antiphone in respectu ad psalmodiam, sicut responsoria ad hystoriam.
While the text is aimed at readers who already have a substantial knowledge of music theory (you may need to know the meaning of exordium and antiphones and polyphony before you proceed), the authors do include a handy explanation of all abbreviations, in addition to several useful indices and supplements at the end.