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  • n. Plural form of chanter.


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  • Of course Bunraku is technically musical theater so there are both musicians playing the shamisen, a stringed guitar-like instrument which is repeatedly tuned and retuned during the performance, and "chanters" who provide narration and dialog for the puppets in a quasi-sung, quasi-spoken fashion.

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  • On that point, some other excellent Caledonian 'chanters' of that era:

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  • "For the first time, it was opened to outsiders, not just foreigners but also Indians of all castes," said Sivakaran Namboodiri, a doctor who will be one of the chanters in April.

    Wealthy Indians revive ancient fire ritual

  • The chanters acted as human recorders and transmitters.

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  • A wonderful radio show on Deutsche Welle Radio on a monastery in Florence and a group of enthusiastic amateur chanters who are working together.

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  • In Anchorage, the introduction of the Dominican rite Latin Mass has also provided a liturgical context for the new Gregorian chanters.

    Chant in Anchorage

  • The chanters lead to the "Sala Regia" and stop at the door of the Pauline chapel ... the subdeacon, with the Cross uncovered, between two Voters of the signature carrying lights; the Cardinal deacons, priests and bishops; the Cardinal celebrant, and the Sovereign Pontiff, followed by the officers of his court, and Generals of religious orders.

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  • Three chanters sing the Passion according to St. John, the only Apostle who followed his master to the Cross.

    More Rare Images: Good Friday with Pius XI in the Sistine Chapel

  • The chanters got their opportunity to sing and perform publicly this past fall at the first annual Alaska Catholic Family Conference in Anchorage.

    Chant in Anchorage

  • She's also been outfitted with new green and gold silk cords, a new kangaroo skin bag (hidden by her new raiment), Wygent duotone drone reeds and an old Hardie chanter from the '70s or possibly even the' 60s, which sound at a lower, and in my opinion, richer tone than the modern higher pitched chanters.

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