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.
Kappellmeister.
Maître de chapelle.
Maestro di cappella.
Cantor.
The person in charge of music and the choir; a conductor; in some cases may not be an organist.
Assistant organist …Organist.Second organist.
Sub-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 organ-ists are unavailable.
Organ scholar …Student organist. Some body training to be a organist.
Organist at …Exact position unknown.