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Kantor (ii)

in Grove Music Online

Volume Grove Music Online, issue Published in print January 2001 |
Published online January 2001 | e-ISBN: 9781561592630

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In Germany, the director of music in a Lutheran church and usually also the musical head of a Gymnasium, Lateinschule or other educational establishment connected with the church. From the Reformation until the mid-18th century the post of Kantor at a large city such as Hamburg or Leipzig (where Bach was Kantor of the Thomasschule from 1723 until his death) was one of the most highly esteemed in Germany; in addition to composing and directing

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