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Winchester Hymnal

Winchester Hymnal (late 10th century). The Winchester Hymnal is a type of New Hymnal (see Medieval hymns and hymnals*) that was introduced 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 Canterbury Hymnal*. The Winchester Hymnal is clearly linked to the Benedictine Reform movement because it underlines a passage on the use of hymns in Lent in the Regularis Concordia, the chief document of the Reform drawn up by Aethelwold of Winchester. The other sources that document use of the Winchester...

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