Definitions

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Germany, especially from the sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries, a musician, usually a player upon some instrument, employed by a town or city to superintend or take part in official or municipal music. Such musicians constituted small licensed gilds, receiving municipal patronage. As a title, town-musician denotes a municipal organist or band- and chorus-leader. See town-organist and townpiper.

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Examples

  • “There,” he thought, “I can surely be town-musician.”

    Household Tales

  • “I tell you what, ” said the donkey, “I am going to Bremen, and shall be town-musician there; go with me and engage yourself also as a musician.

    The Bremen Town-Musicians

  • “There, ” he thought, “I can surely be town-musician.

    The Bremen Town-Musicians

  • You understand night-music, so you can be a town-musician.

    The Bremen Town-Musicians

  • You understand night-music, you can be a town-musician.”

    Household Tales

  • “I tell you what,” said the donkey, “I am going to Bremen, and shall be town-musician there; go with me and engage yourself also as a musician.

    Household Tales

  • You understand night-music, you can be a town-musician. "

    Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

  • "I tell you what," said the donkey, "I am going to Bremen, and shall be town-musician there; go with me and engage yourself also as a musician.

    Household Tales by Brothers Grimm

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