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Music Term: Cantor

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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z 1-9

Cantor


Definition and background:

A singer or chanter. In the Mass, the one who calls out the first part of the song or hymn, to which others respond. The name used to denote the person leading the singing or chanting in Jewish and early Christian worship. cantor, kantor in German, also denotes the director of music in a German protestant church. Bach, for example, was kantor at St. Thomaskirche in Leipzig


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