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Oratio Tone
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[German Version]

The oratio tone is the model for the chant of the priest’s prayers in the name of the congregation, or liturgies, especially oratios (collects/prayer of the day, super oblata/prayer over the gifts, post communionem/concluding prayer/prayer of thanksgiving), in the broader sense also cantillation formulas for eucharistic prayers (esp. the preface, verba testamenti), the Paternoster etc. with the same structure and significance as reading tones. Cantillated prayers are the oldest form of liturgical communication in words; some authors…

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Praßl, Franz Karl, “Oratio Tone”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 24 February 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1877-5888_rpp_SIM_024266>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013



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