Definition of responsorial in English:


Line breaks: re|spon|sor¦ial
Pronunciation: /ˌrɪspɒnˈsɔːrɪəl


  • (Of a psalm or liturgical chant) recited in parts with a congregational response between each part.
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    • I became very attentive to the music used at Mass and collected all the responsorial psalms, hymns, and songs.
    • Gregorian and Old Roman offertories are melismatic responsorial chants, the majority taken from the psalms.
    • The words of the responsorial psalm (the response today was ‘In every age, O Lord, you have been our refuge’) fit very comfortably with the vocal ethos of blues.

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