Spanish hymnody

This entry is in two parts. The first, on the early and medieval period, is by Carmen Julia Gutiérrez; the second, from 1502 onwards, is by Elena Gallego Moya/ Jose Fco. Ortega Castejón. Part 1: Early and Medieval The hymns of the Hispanic Liturgy The Hispanic rite was used in the Iberian Peninsula until the 11th century, except for Marca Hispánica and the Bracarense province, where the Romano-Frankish rite was followed from the 8th century. The texts of the Hispanic rite were compiled by distinguished church fathers during the 6th and 7th centuries and its organization was fixed in the decrees of numerous councils, especially the first council of Braga (561), the third council of Toledo...

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