An Organist is one who plays the pipe organ (or organ for short).

One must be a very talented keyboardist to be a good organist. E. Power Biggs, Virgil Fox and Diane Bish are three famous organists, though Diane is the only surviving one of the three.

Or"gan*ist, n. [Cf. F. organiste.]

1. Mus.

One who plays on the organ.

2. R. C. Ch.

One of the priests who organized or sung in parts.

[Obs.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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