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Manuscript Leaf with Initial S, from a Gradual Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Tempera, ink, and metal leaf on parchment Dimensions: 19 3/4 x 14 1/8 in. (50.1 x 35.9 cm)

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Manuscript Leaf from an Antiphonary Date: second quarter 15th century Geography: Made in, probably Mainz, Germany Culture: German Medium: Parchment, tempera, ink, metal leaf Dimensions: 20 5/16 x 15 1/8 in. (51.6 x 38.4 cm) Classification: Manuscripts & Illuminations Credit Line: Gift of Miss Alice M. Dike, in memory of her father, Henry A. Dike, 1928

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Gregorian chant is, of course, vocal music. The text, the phrases, words and eventually the syllables, can be sung in various ways. The most straightforward is recitation on the same tone, which is called syllabic as each syllable is sung to a single tone. Likewise, simple chants are often syllabic throughout with only a few instances where two or more notes are sung on one syllable.

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Horae ad usum Parisiensem [Grandes Heures de Jean de Berry]. Auteur : Jacquemart de Hesdin. Enlumineur Auteur : pseudo-Jacquemart. Enlumineur Auteur : Maître de Boucicaut. Enlumineur Auteur : Maître du duc de Bedford. Enlumineur Date d'édition : 1400-1410 Type : manuscrit Langue : Latin

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