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In music, immediate repetition of a phrase at another pitch. In liturgies, additions that follow immediately after the Hallelujah.* Sequence texts are lengthy poems whose musical setting is usually syllabic. Sequences may have originated at least as early as the 8th c. The term “sequence” was apparently first used in the 9th c. Sequences include Dies* irea; Veni, Sancte Spiritus; Victimae paschali laudes. To be distinguished from trope.* See also Canon, 1; Notker (ca. 840–912); “Stabat mater; Worship, Parts of, 8.

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