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precentor

(prēsĕn`tər) [Lat.,=one who sings first], the director of the music of a cathedral or a monastic church and also a cantorcantor
[Lat.,=singer], a singer or chanter, especially one who performs the solo chants of a church service. The office of cantor, at first an honorary one, originated in the Jewish synagogues, in which from early times it was the custom to appoint a lay member to represent the
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precentor

1. a cleric who directs the choral services in a cathedral
2. a person who leads a congregation or choir in the sung parts of church services
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precentor in his duobus locis in chirotecis et annulis cure baculo debet ballare, et non plus per annum.
Ildefonsus, into the Saturnalian nonsense of a precentor stultorum (51c).
Raging Allan, 60, put Free Church precentor - choirmaster - Archie, 57, in a headlock and punched him in the face.
The learning of new hymns, especially those led by a precentor, would have provided a context where sections were constantly repeated ad nauseum.
It will be conducted by Canon Tony Bundock, Rector of Leeds, helped by the Rev Joanna Yates, Precentor of Leeds Parish Church.
I find this extremely dubious both on musical grounds and because the shape-note singing tradition was established in the deep South, and never in the Appalachian mountains, where hymn singing was largely 'Primitive Baptist'--highly decorated, led by a precentor, monophonic, identical in every aspect but language to the Gaelic psalm singing of the Hebrides.
Si constatamos la presencia del precentor entre 1163 y 1195 y la de varios capitulares con el titulo de magister (ver Tabla I y Grafico I), pero, segun veremos a continuacion, ninguno de los dos desempena funcion alguna al frente del studium catedralicio.
Rabbi Yehuda Gaon, the head of the famous Sura Academy in the 8th century, was a leading precentor, and he was responsible for arranging the musical tradition of synagogues in Babylon, but he did favor professionals.
It was designed for the parish church at Yattendon in Berkshire, where Bridges appointed himself precentor.
Joseph Reid, Scots farmer, Sunday school superintendent and precentor at Reid's Church "on the Concession Road" begat eight children, including three Presbyterian ministers: Andrew, Allan, and William Dunn Reid--who was Stanford's father.
became precentor of Wells in July 1583: John LeNeve, Fasti Ecclesiae Anglicanae 1541-1857 .
At the end of the Wesak ceremony, the precentor chants an offertory wishing that the light of the Buddha's teaching will illuminate and assist all beings of this world.