From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book

 

Antiphonal
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Antiphonals supplied the music for the Divine Office – the Opus Dei, or "work of God" – which was required of medieval monks, nuns, and clerics. It consisted of the weekly recitation of all 150 Psalms, along with some additional biblical and non-biblical prayers, which were chanted. The book on display shows the closing of a response for the dead (left side); and an antiphonal for the procession of the Feast of the Purification (right side).

.Acquired in 1885 by A. D. White.

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Antiphonal. Northern Italy, fifteenth century.
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