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Christianity
a. an antiphon or group of several antiphons, usually from the Psalms, sung or recited immediately after the epistle at Mass
b. a book of plainsong containing the words and music of the parts of the Mass that are sung by the cantors and choir
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Chapter 2, comprising about a quarter of part 1, is a useful checklist of printed sources of the Graduale Romanum from 1585 to 1902.
33], Vesperale Norum (1754) [Northampton, MA, Smith College Library, Rare Book 783.2 V636], Cantus Diversorum (1758) [Library of Congress, M 2147 XVIII M:], Antiphonae et Lamentationes Jeremiae (1760) [Ware, St Edmund's College, no callmark], Antiphonarium Romanum (1760) [St Edmund's College, no callmark], Graduale-Romanum (1760) [St Edmund's College, no callmark], Cantus Diversi (1761) [Fernham, Oxfordshire, St Mary's Priory, no callmark], Antiphonarium Romanum (1763) [Fernham, St Mary's Priory, no callmark], Graduale Romanum (1765) [Fernham, St Mary's Priory, no callmark], Graduale Romanum (1765) [Stonyhurst College Archives, Ms.
Like the Liber usualis (but not the Graduale romanum), this notated missal provides the chant singer with the context of the Mass formulary to which a particular chant belongs (but Chartres 520 gives only lection cues, not the complete lection text).