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Music Term: Vespers

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Vespers


Definition and background:

The seventh service of the Divine Office, usually performed at twilight. The service consists of several responsories and psalms which are sung. is the evening service of the divine office, elements of which have proved suitable for more elaborate setting than the normal plainchant. Particularly notable in this respect is the 1610 compilation by Monteverdi for his published vespers in honor of the blessed virgin.


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