from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Germany, a town-musician whose duties included playing the organ in one or more of the churches of the municipality. See townmuxician.
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They are drawn thither by a vacancy in the post of town-organist.
It was on October 17, 1707, that, according to the record, “the respectable Herr J.S. Bach, the surviving lawful son of the late most respectable Herr Ambrosius Bach, the famous town-organist and musician of Eisenach, was married to the virtuous maiden Maria Barbara Bach, the youngest surviving unmarried daughter of the late very respectable and famous artist Herr Johann Michael Bach.”