[ UK /æntˈɪfənəl/ ]
containing or using responses; alternating
- relating to or resembling an antiphon or antiphony
- bound collection of antiphons
How To Use antiphonal In A Sentence
- The historic music of that antiphonal chorus needs to be heard, and remembered.
- The two choirs proceed in antiphonal fashion, a kind of call and response, but the really interesting thing is the music is completely independent.
- The first part consists of an antiphonal chant from the Service for the Thursday Preceding Good Friday.
- The effect of all these voices is of an antiphonal interplay that Koger claims has its roots in jazz and in the call-and-response format of traditional African and antebellum music.
- Elisions, stretti, contractions, prolongations and antiphonal presentations are only some of the devices the composer frequently employs to achieve a pacing that clarifies the overall direction of the melodic trajectory of a piece.
- There's one, basically the main organ here in the front, and there's also an antiphonal organ which is in the back, which is not as big as the one in the front.
- The post-Reformation choir was usually split into two antiphonal groups: cantoris on the precentor's side and decani opposite on the dean's side.
- The musical treatment ranges from monodic to polyphonic; there are antiphonal passages, most notably when high and low voices alternate in the Christe eleison section.
- The best effects were achieved in Ignatio Donati's O Gloriosa Domina, where the cornetto was placed, antiphonally, in the upper gallery of the church, behind the audience.
- Sometimes the entire cast is onstage as antiphonal voices from all over; sometimes a few characters linger silently on the fringes of the unit set that, as designed by John Lee Beatty, is both simple and versatile.