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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