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date: 24 October 2020

canticle (from Lat. canticulum, dim. of canticum, ‘song’). 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to Music
Author(s):
Alex LingasAlex Lingas

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 ... ...

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