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introit

RC Church Church of England a short prayer said or sung as the celebrant is entering the sanctuary to celebrate Mass or Holy Communion
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The introit is a psalm, or antiphon, sung or said while the priest approaches the altar for the Eucharist, and "Puer natus est nobis" is definitely one of the best-known pieces of the Gregorian repertoire and has become a symbol of the ancient Christmas monodic tradition.
While the classification "plenary" identifies the Mass as a setting that includes music for both the Ordinary and the Proper, it is important to note that the Introit, Gradual, and Offertory texts employed do not conform to any specific Proper of the Roman liturgical cycle.
Middleton will walk up the aisle to The Introit, from the Latin meaning entrance, which was used as The Anthem at 1981.
Here too it is pleasing to find that the melody 'Occidentana', with which Notker's Sequence Sancti Spiritus Assit is found, can be seen in the three sources pictured and that both images of Tuotilo's tropes contain Hodie cantandus est, the trope for the Christmas Introit Puer natus est.
The first movement contains the two sections of music for the Mass (the Introit and the Kyrie).
As the procession ended, the choir began to sing the Introit as the ministers accompanying Slattery engaged in a slow, silent pageant around the altar that included the old "Introibo ad altare Dei" antiphon from Psalm 42 (now 43) and extended to the Introit, Kyrie Elei-son and Gloria, with some incense thrown in between.
Are they final statements that exude confidence or are they an introit to more searching questions?
Her own input to this festival is huge, including among other things the Samuel Barber Concerto, Finzi's Introit, Vaughan Williams' The Lark Ascending, and a new piece from Roxanna Panufnik, Spring for violin and orchestra.
The Introit - Nimrod from Elgar's Enigma Variations - made for a powerful opening, while Diana's favourite hymn I Vow To Thee My Country was the proud, rejoicing finale, followed swiftly by the blessing and then, finally, the national anthem.
From the Introit or entrance antiphon to the closing prayer and dismissal, Howard discusses the background and meaning of each segment of the Mass.
In the play, Greg, the blind fan who in effect is a seer because he is selflessly devoted to the Cubs and sees the real meaning of baseball as an experience to be enjoyed not only physically but also in the mind's eye, enters first and pronounces the baseball introit: "Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen.