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the musical director of a choir

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41) "We decree that the clergy [klerikous] of this church should receive as their [cash] allowances and grain allowances the following: the leading priests should each receive fifteen hyperpyra nomismata and twenty-five maritime modioi of grain each, the four precentors six similar nomismata each and fifteen similar modioi of grain each, the eight orphans or lamplighters the same amount, the four graptai four similar nomismata each and twelve maritime modioi of grain each.
schooling went on anywhere and everywhere, not only in schoolrooms, but in kitchens, manses, churches, meetinghouses, sheds erected in fields, and shops erected in towns; that pupils were taught by anyone and everyone, not only by schoolmasters, but by parents, tutors, clergymen, lay readers, precentors, physicians, lawyers, artisans, and shopkeepers [adding] that education became increasingly a matter of "public concernment" in the colonies.
deans, subdeans, rural deans, abdals, charm-sellers, archdeacons, hierarchs, class-leaders, incumbents, capitulars, sheiks, talapoins, postulants, scribes, gooroos, precentors, beadles, fakeers, sextons, reverences, revivalists, cenobites, perpetual curates, chaplains, mudjoes, readers, novices, vicars, .
Those few people are served by parsons, precentors and sextons, a staff with the ability to serve hundreds.
Since some preachers or precentors lacked any formal musical or choral training, poor singing sometimes transpired.