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Celebrant's Prayer/Chant
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[German Version]

I. Liturgy – II. Music

I. Liturgy

Historically, the German term Altargesang relates to texts that are sung only by the priest during the mass (celebrant's prayer), and in a broader sense to all sung parts of the liturgy that are led by a celebrant: collects, verses, litanies, Gospel and Epistle readings, responses between choir and congregation, blessings as well as the intoning of the Kyrie, the Gloria and the Creed. The churches of the Reformation added new compositions for the choir and the cong…

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Saliers, Don E. and Praßl, Franz Karl, “Celebrant's Prayer/Chant”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 21 November 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_COM_00495>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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