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Canterbury Hymnal

The Canterbury Hymnal is a type of New Hymnal (see Medieval hymns and hymnals*) that was apparently introduced at Canterbury during the late 10th-century Anglo-Saxon monastic reform movement called the Benedictine Reform (see ‘Rule of Benedict’*). It is one of two types of monastic hymnal known to have been in use in England after the Benedictine Reform, the other being the Winchester Hymnal*. All information about the Canterbury Hymnal must be deduced from the hymnals themselves, since other types of sources are silent on the matter. Use of the Canterbury Hymnal is documented in hymnals in three manuscripts, all of which may have originated in the reformed cathedral monastery, Christ...

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