Ex Aetate Mediali Lux: On the Use of Tropes for the Cantus ad Introitum

by J. Michael Joncas
What might this medieval practice of troping the introit suggest to us? No premium was placed on absolute liturgical uniformity from community to community. The tropes were ephemeral; they responded to a particular location, era and culture and disappeared from the liturgy when any of those factors changed.

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