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date: 06 December 2019

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  • Watkins Shaw

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In a general sense, one who leads the singing in church (the cantor in a synagogue). More specifically, in the English dissenting churches and in Scottish Presbyterianism, the minister or layman who strikes up the tune for the congregation in the absence of an instrument; in cathedrals, an important musical officer among the clergy: ...

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