Responsory

A responsory or respond is a type of chant in western Christian liturgies. ==Definition== The most general definition of a responsory is any psalm, canticle, or other sacred musical work sung responsorially, that is, with a cantor or small group singing verses while the whole choir or congregation respond with a refrain. However, this article focu...
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Responsory

• (a.) Containing or making answer; answering. • (n.) A versicle sung in answer to the priest, or as a refrain. • (n.) An antiphonary; a response book. • (n.) The answer of the people to the priest in alternate speaking, in church service.
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Responsory

Re·spon'so·ry adjective Containing or making answer; answering. Johnson.
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responsory

plainchant melody and text originally sung responsorially—i.e., by alternating choir and soloist or soloists. Responsorial singing of the psalms was ... [2 related articles]
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responsory

set of responses sung or said after liturgical reading
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