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1 A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the Evangelical ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Music (6 ed.)

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... 1. A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the Evangelical Canticles or Major Canticles , in distinction from those drawn from the Old Testament, which are called the Minor Canticles . 2. Concert work with (usually but not exclusively) religious text, particularly favoured by Britten...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of World Religions

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... . A song or prayer from the Bible (other than a Psalm ) used in Christian worship. The Canticle of the Sun is a hymn of praise to God revealed in nature, composed by St Francis , probably in 1225...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... . A song or prayer (normally other than one of the Psalms) derived from the Bible, which is used in the liturgical worship of the Church. In the E. and W. Churches the NT canticles, the Magnificat and Nunc Dimittis (and in the W. also the Benedictus ), are used in the Office every day. The OT canticles prescribed for use in the E. Church are usually omitted; in the W. they vary from day to day. In modern Anglican rites the choice of canticles is more...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Late Antiquity

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... Generic term for non-psalmic scriptural hymns. First used in the Eastern rite as hypopsalmata (psalm refrains), the fourteen canticles collected after the psalms in the Codex Alexandrinus (5th cent.) were reduced to a fixed sequence of nine canticles, also known as odes ( Odai ), arranged in a tripartite structure and sung during the morning hours (Orthos) on Sundays and festivals until they were replaced by the kanon . In the Roman rite, the Rule of S. Benedict ( RegBen 13) similarly assigns OT canticles to Lauds. Andrew Hicks H. Schneider ,...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...(S. of III Ch. 3–22 ); and the Benedicite . The ninth ode consists of two NT canticles, Magnificat and Benedictus . In present practice all the canticles except the Magnificat are normally omitted. The Nunc Dimittis is used daily at Vespers . In the RC Divine Office, the Benedictus is said daily at Lauds , the Magnificat at Vespers, and the Nunc Dimittis at Compline . Varying from day to day, some 44 OT canticles are used at Lauds, and nine other NT canticles at Vespers, namely Eph. 1:3–10 ; Phil. 2:6–11 ; Col. 1:12–20 ; 1 Tim. 3:16 ; 1...

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The Oxford Companion to Music

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...canticle (from Lat. canticulum , dim. of canticum , ‘song’). 1 A song or prayer (other than a psalm) derived from the Bible and used in the liturgical worship of Eastern and Western Christian Churches. Early Greek manuscripts of the Bible present a series of 14 canticles or ‘odes’ including the Gloria in excelsis and the apocryphal Prayer of Manasseh. The modern Eastern Orthodox office of Orthros features a Palestinian series of nine biblical odes (eight Old Testament canticles and a composite New Testament ode consisting of the Magnificat and the...

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The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature (2 ed.)

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...Canticle, The’ , a poem in four parts by Francis Webb , was published in Webb's volume Birthday ( 1953 ). In notes to the poem Webb maintains that St Francis of Assisi had provided, in his Canticle to the Sun written at Assisi in the garden of the Minoresses of San Damiano shortly before his death, ‘a great hymn of devotion, a rewarding personal document, and fine poetry’; excerpts from Canticle to the Sun are used in Webb's poem. Webb builds up the character of St Francis by observations from those in contact with him and by indicating the changes...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 ed.)

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... of the Sun, The . A hymn of St Francis in praise of the Divine revelation in...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church (3 rev. ed.)

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...Canticle of the Sun, The (Lat. ‘ canticum solis ’ or ‘ laudes creaturarum ’) . A hymn of St Francis in praise of the Divine revelation in nature, traditionally supposed to have been composed in 1225 in the garden of San Damiano at Assisi . It receives its name from the second stanza, ‘Be thou praised, my Lord, with all thy creatures, above all Brother Sun’. Crit. edn. of text in K. Esser , OFM (ed.), Die Opuscula des hl. Franziskus von Assisi (Spicilegium Bonaventurianum, 13; Grottaferrata, 1976), 122–33, with extensive refs. Eng. tr., with introd...

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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... a hymn or chant, typically with a biblical text, forming a regular part of a church service. The word is recorded from Middle English and comes from Latin canticulum ‘little song’. The Canticles or Canticle of Canticles is another name for the Song of Songs (especially in the...

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology

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... XIII. — OF., var. of cantique — L. canticum , f. cantus CHANT ; prob. reinforced by L. dim. canticulum ( cf. -CLE...

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Green's Dictionary of Slang

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... n. [SE canticle , a hymn used during church services; the clerk trad. led the congregation in singing] a parish clerk. 1785, 1788, 1796 Grose Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue . 1811 Lex. Balatronicum . 1812–82 B.M. Carew Life and Adventures . 1823 Egan Grose's Classical Dict. of the Vulgar Tongue . 1835 G. Kent Modern Flash Dict. 1848 Flash Dict. in Sinks of London Laid Open . c. 1850 Duncombe New and Improved Flash...

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New Oxford Rhyming Dictionary (2 ed.)

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... • cackle , crackle, grackle, hackle, jackal, mackle, shackle, tackle • ankle , rankle • Gaskell , mascle, paschal • tabernacle • ramshackle • débâcle , diarchal, matriarchal, monarchal, patriarchal, sparkle • rascal • deckle , freckle, heckle, Jekyll, shekel, speckle • faecal ( US fecal), treacle • chicle , fickle, mickle, nickel, pickle, prickle, sickle, strickle, tickle, trickle • besprinkle , crinkle, sprinkle, tinkle, twinkle, winkle, wrinkle • fiscal • laical , Pharisaical • vehicle • stoical • cubicle • radical • medical ,...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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1 A Bible hymn (other than a psalm) as used in the liturgy of a Christian church. In the RC Church the Canticles drawn from the New Testament are called the Evangelical Canticles or Major Canticles, ...
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A poem in four parts by Francis Webb, was published in Webb's volume Birthday (1953). In notes to the poem Webb maintains that St Francis of Assisi had provided, in ...

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