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  1. succentor(Noun)

    A person who sings the responses to a precentor in a cathedral

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  1. Succentor(noun)

    a subchanter

  2. Origin: [LL., an accompanier in singing, fr. succinere to sing, to accompany; sub under, after + canere to sing.]

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  1. Succentor

    The Succentor in an ancient cathedral foundation sings psalms and Preces and Responses after the Precentor. In English cathedrals today the priest responsible for liturgy and music is usually the Precentor, but some cathedrals, such as St Paul's and Durham, retain a Succentor as well. Westminster Abbey also retains the tradition. The Succentor is normally a minor canon.


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