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Unknown [Antiphon]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC00496.124 Author/Creator: Unknown Place Written: s.l. Type: Manuscript Date: circa 1400-1500 Pagination: 1 p. ; 16 x 13 cm.

Single sheet of music. Date inferred. An antiphon is a verse usually from Scripture sung before and after a canticle or psalm as part of the liturgy.

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