Definitions for "Antiphony"
Keywords:  choir, anthem, sing, sung, chanted
A musical response; also, antiphonal chanting or signing.
An anthem or psalm sung alternately by a choir or congregation divided into two parts. Also figuratively.
(adj. antiphonal): Referring to music by multiple performing groups separated by space. The most common antiphonal arrangement is in church chancels, where the halves of the choir face each other across the chancel. Composers of the early Baroque at St. Mark's Basilica in Venice (Monteverdi, Andrea and Giovanni Gabrieli) made particular advances in the use of antiphonal playing and singing.
dividing the sound between two opposing groups of singers