recessional


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re·ces·sion·al

 (rĭ-sĕsh′ə-nəl)
n.
1. A hymn or piece of music that accompanies a ceremonial recession.
2. A recession from a church.
adj.
Of or relating to a recession.

recessional

(rɪˈsɛʃənəl)
adj
of or relating to recession
n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) a hymn sung as the clergy and choir withdraw from the chancel at the conclusion of a church service

re•ces•sion•al

(rɪˈsɛʃ ə nl)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to a recession of the clergy and choir after a service.
2. of or pertaining to a recess, as of a legislative body.
n.
3. a piece of music played at the end of a church service or other gathering.
[1865–70]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.recessional - the withdrawal of the clergy and choir from the chancel to the vestry at the end of a church service
procession - the group action of a collection of people or animals or vehicles moving ahead in more or less regular formation; "processions were forbidden"
2.recessional - a hymn that is sung at the end of a service as the clergy and choir withdraw
hymn, anthem - a song of praise (to God or to a saint or to a nation)
Adj.1.recessional - of or relating to receding
Translations

recessional

[rɪˈseʃənl] Nhimno m de fin de oficio

recessional

(Eccl)
nSchlusshymne f (die während des Auszugs gesungen wird)
adj recessional hymnSchlusshymne f
References in classic literature ?
At times, however, Kipling too gives voice to religious feelings, of a simple sort, in an impressive fashion, as in 'McAndrews' Hymn,' 'The Recessional,' and 'When earth's last picture is painted.
The Army band started playing the recessional march, the breezy "Sampaguita," but he was still deep in thought, so the band had to repeat the piece to give the President time to return to the ceremonial platforms.
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Recessional Music The Long And Winding Road (The Beatles)
A recording of The Beatles' The Long and Winding Road will be played as recessional music at the end of the service.
That might not seem instantly apparent from a brief glance at current UK sales figures but overall trends suggest that the firm has weathered the recessional storm.
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It has since become one of the composer's best-loved marches and was performed at the coronation of the current queen in 1953 and again, as a recessional piece, at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton in 2011.
For the prelude, processional, and recessional, respectively, they played, Bruno Mars's "Just The Way You Are," The Lumineers' "Ho Hey," and Florence and the Machine's "You've Got the Love.
The processional for over 180 cardinals was O Lord Our Governor and the Recessional, a Te Deum, both by Healey Willan.
As the capacity audience, wonderfully attentive throughout, waited in stillness until the Choir's recessional hymn became finally inaudible in the distance, the evening ended with the sound of thunderous applause, poignantly addressed to an entirely empty platform.