John Speller's Web Pages "O" Antiphons (Hopkins)

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"O" Antiphons (Hopkins)
The Rev. Dr. John Henry Hopkins, Jr.'s translation of the "O Antiphons" is set to an eighteenth-century German chorale by J. S. Bach's contemporary, Gottfried Kirchhoff, organist in Halle. Before the Reformation the seven antiphons were sung from December 16 to 23, omitting St. Thomas's Day (December 21); since the Reformation it has been more usual to sing them from December 17 to 23, although some Anglican churches continue the earlier tradition.

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