A principal authority in the musical establishment of a church or cathedral. In small parishes, the organist not only is the sole player of the organ but has charge of all liturgical music including directing the choir or schola. Historically, this holds true of many large churches in northern Europe, while in Italy and Spain the organist was usually subordinate to the maestro di cappella. In any case, the cathedral organist was almost always a highly trained composer and improviser as well as expert player.

Historical dictionary of sacred music. . 2006.

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  • Organist [1] — Organist, Orgelspieler; vgl. Kantor …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • organist — (n.) 1590s, from Fr. organiste, from M.L. organista one who plays an organ, from L. organum (see ORGAN (Cf. organ)) …   Etymology dictionary

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