Sanctus bell


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Sanctus bell

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) chiefly RC Church a bell rung as the opening words of the Sanctus are pronounced and also at other important points during Mass
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I have it on good authority that the so-called Sanctus Bell is optional, its use in earlier times resulting from the priest, with his back to the congregation, reciting the relevant Latin words inaudibly.
His reward was the monastery's sanctus bell which had a blue clapper.
Only the 15th Century sanctus bell was able to be salvaged - and then just as a display item.
Grant's orchestra for Dee is compact and versatile, with a quintet of solo woodwind plus horn, a carefully specified number of strings, two offstage trumpets in the Coronation Scene, a harp, a harpsichordist doubling synthesizer, and one percussionist, among whose armoury can be found a Sanctus bell, a lion's roar, and a variety of children's instruments.