Office of the Dead

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an office read or sung before a burial mass in the Roman Catholic Church

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While an Office of the Dead was retained, most others simply disappeared without further comment.
Unlike the commendation of the soul, which occurred only when a nun died, the office of the dead was celebrated daily in monastic life.
The manuscript includes a calendar, the texts for prime throughout the year, the capitular office, the hours of the Virgin with the hours of the Cross at the end of each hour except matins, various memoriae, the seven penitential psalms, a litany, collects, the votive office of the Virgin, more prayers, the office of the dead with music, and the commendatio animae with music.
When notation is present, it is usually found for the office of the dead or some other service.
99) It concludes with funeral rites and the office of the dead, according to Dominican usage.
Three responds with texts from the Office of the Dead show various departures from traditional plainsong-polyphony alternation that suggest that they were composed in Elizabeth's reign after the Salisbury rite had been abandoned.
dirge Middle English dirige, derge, from Latin dirige(singular imperative of dirigere to direct), the first word of an antiphon in the Office of the Dead adapted from Psalm 5:9 (Vulgate)
Fear of death confounds me," is a phrase from the Catholic Office of the Dead, encountered in the old English lyric The Sparrow-Hawk's Complaint.
339, contains the last nocturn of Matins for the Office of the Dead (without notation) and on this basis provenance is able to proposed as possibly being the church of Werden.
The content of this main part of the fragment, unfortunately without musical notation, is the last part of the Office of the Dead including most of the final nocturn of Matins, as well as Lauds and Vespers.
The Perez psalters, copied like all the Office choirbooks in identical pairs, originally included books for Matins and Lauds (with separate books for Sundays, Ferias, and Common Offices), the Hours of the Virgin (Horae BMV), and Vespers, the Office of the Dead (Officium defunctorum), the Little Office of the Virgin (Officium parvum BMV), the Gradual Psalms (Canticum graduum, i.
7 (A) -- Office of the Dead (Officium defunctorum) (1543) (A); 660 x 505; 4 staves; fols.
5 -- Office of the Dead ("Commendation anim[a]e"); XVI/4; 400 x 270; 5 staves; 1 + fols.
the cluniacizing of the native Bobbio forms in the eleventh century); fourth, a detailed analysis of aberrations (the Office in Otto of Riedenburg's Pontifical which has all lections in the Office of the Dead taken from the writings of Gregory the Great).
First, Ottosen thinks that the Office of the Dead goes right back to St Peter's, Rome, to the eighth century, where its original use was with a dying person or a very recently departed person (p.
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