Pictures abound in this article on giant chant books, lecterns, and pulpits
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Thanks for the article, it is very interesting.I am wondering though, since you said that before the Liber Usualis chanters had to flip through multiple books, how did this work with the giant chant volumes. Did they simply just change out the central book? I can actually see how that might be more economical at a time when you would need several books for each chanter. The lecterns are also very interesting. Was it custom to use this lecterns to proclaim the epistle and the gospel?

The only time I have every personally seen an ornate elevated pulpit in the fashion you describe was at the Shrine of St. Alphonsus in Baltimore (in general one of the most ornate I have been too.) I do like the symbolism of it and think it would be a very cool architectural element to restore to our churches.

What do you think about this pulpit at the abbey of Irsee in Bavaria?

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Re: Pictures abound in this article on giant chant books, lecterns, and pulpits - by DoktorDespot - 10-17-2012, 03:04 PM



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