He looked back fondly to the days when he had sung his part in the antiphony in the magnificent cathedral at Manila.
According to its derivation (from ant-hymn, responsive or alternate song) the word anthem was at first synonymous with antiphony.
The culprits poured out for a while an antiphony of explanations, which died out at last in a miserable silence.
He consumed the cleansings and turned to read the antiphony with resonant voice.
antiphony was the ancient mode of rendering music, in which two sets of voices sang alternately.