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schola cantorum


from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medieval music, either the choir or chapel of a cathedral or monastery, or a choir-school attached to such an establishment; specifically, the Papal Choir at Rome.

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  • n. a school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education


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  • The poor people of the hospital went first with a painted wooden cross; the seven stationary crosses, with three candles each and a retinue, followed, and then the bishops, priests, and subdeacons; finally came the pope surrounded by his deacons, with two crosses borne before him and the schola cantorum or choir following behind him.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Presbyter Mercurius is found on a fragment of an ancient ciborium, and several of the marble slabs which enclose the schola cantorum bear upon them, in the style of the sixth century, the monogram of Johannes.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 8: Infamy-Lapparent


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