gradual

an ornate responsorial chant from the mass. It is divided into two sections, the respond and the verse. In the Middle Ages, the respond was repeated in full at the end but in modern practice the gradual is truncated after the verse. A soloist begins each section and the choir enters to conclude the section.
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gradual

[adj] - of a topographical gradient 2. [adj] - proceeding in small stages 3. [n] - (Roman Catholic) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
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Gradual

Grad'u·al' ; adjective [ Cf; French graduel . See Grade , and confer Gradual , noun ] Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase o...
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Gradual

Grad'u·al noun [ Late Latin graduale a gradual (in sense 1), from Latin gradus step: confer French graduel . See Grade , and confer Grail a gradual.] 1. (R. C. Ch.) (a) An antiphon or responsory after the epistle, in the Mass, which was sung ...
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gradual

Taking place by a series of small changes over a long period, not sudden. ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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gradual

noun (Roman Catholic Church) an antiphon (usually from the Book of Psalms) immediately after the epistle at Mass
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Gradual

• (n.) Proceeding by steps or degrees; advancing, step by step, as in ascent or descent or from one state to another; regularly progressive; slow; as, a gradual increase of knowledge; a gradual decline. • (n.) A service book containing the musical portions of the Mass. • (n.) A series of steps. • (n.) An antiphon or responsory a...
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Gradual

(from the article `Gregorian chant`) ...a psalm with a refrain sung between verses. By the 9th century it had received its present form: refrain in a neumatic style—a psalm verse in ... The main places in which responsorial chants occur are the canonical hours, or divine office, and the Alleluia and Gradual of the mass. In most cas...
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gradual

taking place by a series of small changes over a long period; not sudden.
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Gradual

The gradual is the psalm, anthem, or hymn, said or sung in the service of the Roman Catholic Church between the Epistle and the Gospel. It is so named from being anciently chanted on the steps of the ambo or pulpit, or of the altar. By an easy transition the name was frequently applied to the Anti-phonary, which was originally one of the three serv...
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Gradual

The Gradual (Latin: graduale or responsorium graduale) is a chant or hymn in the liturgical celebration of the Eucharist for many Christian denominations. In the Tridentine Mass it is sung after the reading or chanting of the Epistle and before the Alleluia, or, during penitential seasons, before the Tract. In the Mass of Paul VI the gradual corre...
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Gradual

Fourth item of the Proper of the Mass, sung in a melismatic style, and performed in a responsorial m
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gradual

part of mass between epistle and gospel
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