or·​gan·​ist | \ˈȯr-gə-nist \

Definition of organist 

: a person who plays the organ

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Its procession of march rhythms, dark woodwind colorings and angular piano interjections has a cinematic quality that suggests Price’s early work as an organist for silent films. Brian Wise, WSJ, "Florence Price in Concert and on Disc: A Harvest of Rediscovery," 5 Dec. 2018 The Bach Aria Soloists consist of violinist Elizabeth Suh Lane, soprano Sarah Tannehill Anderson, harpsichordist, organist and pianist Elisa Williams Bickers and guitarist Beau Bledsoe. Dan Kelly, kansascity, "KC events June 14-20: Royals, ‘Peter Pan,’ Neal Brennan, Flag Day festivities," 12 June 2018 On those three organs will be 18 different organists, including me. Patrick Neas, kansascity, "American Guild of Organists brings its convention to KC for the first time," 28 June 2018 Jack was a church organist for 50 years and a teacher in the Manchester School system for 33 years., "John A. Carlson," 7 July 2018 Zaytoven, born Xavier Lamar Dotson, began his music career as a church organist. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Cathartic Symphony of Future’s Beast Mode 2," 6 July 2018 The organists will be accompanied by cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason. Stacey Leasca, Glamour, "Meghan Markle Will Omit 'Obey' in Her Vows to Prince Harry," 18 May 2018 An article about the musical culture at American Legion Post 398 in Harlem misspells the surname of one of the organists in the Harlem Groove Band. New York Times, "Corrections: April 15, 2018," 15 Apr. 2018 That year, the organist didn't show up for the sunrise Easter service at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church, so Burke was asked to play. Mary Jane Brewer,, "John Burke treasures time portraying Medina County's earliest settlers: Local Legends," 6 Apr. 2018

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1548, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of organist

music : a person who plays an organ


or·​gan·​ist | \ˈȯr-gə-nist \

Kids Definition of organist

: a person who plays an organ

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