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sequence (liturgy) - Examples and notation, Types and properties of sequences, Sequences in analysis, Series


From c.850 to c.1000, a non-biblical Latin text added to a long portion of chant originally sung to one syllable at the end of the Alleluia; later, a similar syllabic chant specially composed. All but four sequences (they include the Dies irae of the Requiem Mass) were banned from the liturgy in the 16th-c, but the Stabat mater was later admitted.

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