Text, liturgy, and music in the Hispanic rite : the vespertinus genre /

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New York, NY : Oxford University Press,, United States, p.1 online resource (xvii, 399 pages) : (2021)

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(OCoLC)fst00860809, (OCoLC)fst00860816, (OCoLC)fst01695168, (OCoLC)fst01911104, Catholic Church, Catholic Church., Church music, fast, History and criticism., Mozarabic chants, Mozarabic rite (Catholic Church), Spain.


Includes bibliographical references and indexes.The liturgical context of the vespertini -- The vespertinus texts -- The relationship between text and liturgy in the vespertini -- Tracing the music of a Hispanic rite chant genre."The Hispanic rite (also known as "Mozarabic", "Visigothic" or "Old Hispanic" rite) was the liturgy practiced on most of the Iberian Peninsula from at least the eighth century (date of the earliest extant manuscript) until 1080, when the Council of Burgos suppressed it in favor of the Roman rite and its musical repertoire, Gregorian chant. After its official suppression, a few parishes, very likely linked with Christians of Mozarabic heritage, continued practicing the Iberian liturgy until the turn of the fourteenth century, as suggested by the most recent Hispanic rite manuscripts. The diversity of the contexts where the Hispanic rite was observed is reflected in the manuscript sources and represents a challenge when trying to identify which the key features of this rite are. These sources, however, have much in common, including the use of specific chant, reading and prayer genres"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 18, 2020).