antiphon

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Synonyms for antiphon

a verse or song to be chanted or sung in response

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What antiphonal psalmody was in a concrete descriptive sense remains a puzzle for music historians,(76) but there is no mistaking the atmosphere surrounding its early history, as Arian partisans went about the cities at night hymning antiphonally, to be met on subsequent nights by the orthodox bearing silver crosses and wax tapers, and singing their rival Christian antiphons.
76 The conventional notion that the antiphonal psalmody of the patristic period is to be equated with psalmody sung by two choirs in alternation is at best a gross simplification, not borne out by the sources.