"Cantor" comes from the Latin cantor, which means singer, chorister. A cantor is usually the head of liturgical music or prayers. In historical times, the cantor combined the functions of a conductor (the leader of a choir and an instrumental ensemble), a composer, an organist, a teacher of the elementary theory of music and singing (usually affiliated with religious institution such as synagogue or church).
For example, cantor in the Russian musical literature is…Continue
Posted on October 31, 2017 at 9:06am