The terminology used in the biographical entries

Term usedMeaningOther titlesNotes
Organist …Organist & master of the choristers.First organist.
Master of the choristers.
Director of music.
Maître de chapelle.
Maestro di cappella.
The person in charge of music and the choir; a conductor; in some cases may not be an organist.
Assistant organist …Organist.Second organist.
Choir organist.
The person that normally plays the organ when there is another person in charge of the choir.
Deputy organist …Occasional organist.Third organist.Only organist for a small number of services; plays when the other organists are unavailable.
Organ scholar …Student organist. Some body training to be a organist.
Organist at …Exact position unknown.