Really interesting blog on medieval music
Originally posted on John J. Burns Library's Blog:
In my previous post I gave an overview of medieval liturgical and musical books. One of these is the antiphonale or antiphoner, which contains the proper antiphons for the Divine Office. The Burns Library owns a beautiful (and now digitized) 14th century Franciscan antiphoner from southern Germany.
Like the Augustinian Gradual, this Antiphoner was made large enough to be used by more than one person at once. It was, in other words, a choir book.