- A Catholic liturgical chant with a prose text associated with psalmody sung by two choirs in alternation. It is usually a response or refrain to a psalm or canticle verses.
- The response made by one part of the choir to another, or one by the congregation to the priest in a Catholic service; also, alternate singing.
SUGGESTED LISTENING EXAMPLE:
- Gabrieli, G.: Hodie Christus natus est
- W. W. Norton - 4-CD Musical Example Bank --
Disc 2, Track 49
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