Behind the priest and a chanter stood the notabilities on a spot reserved for them.
chanterie, from chanter, to sing; Med.
the Brahman or superintending priest; the Hotri or reciter of hymns and verses; the Udgatri or chanter; and the Adhvaryu or offerer, who looks after the details of the ceremonial, including the preparation of the offering-ground, the construction of fireplaces and altars, the making of oblations and muttering of the prescribed formulae.
Egyptian inscriptions indicate that the physician-priests sent their prescriptions to be dispensed by the priests of Isis when, accompanied by the chanter of incantations and spells, they visited the sick'.
This was Roxana (1718) by the Bald Galloway, her dam sister to Chanter by the Akaster Turk, from a daughter of Leedes's Arabian and a mare by Spanker.
The Altarnun bagpiper (left ), with a present-day York Wait (right) playing a similar double chanter bagpipe for comparison.
chanter with two drones, one on each side.
A weak back " D " can also be caused by a badly made chanter.
The ideal of Northumbrian piping is to have the chanter closed between notes.
Yes If the informant played chanter or sang should that be noted?
He is credited with adding the first keys to the stopped chanter, in association with his friend and contemporary, John Peacock.
The bag is made with a graceful swan neck that holds the chanter at the correct position for playing.
When God designed the 17 key chanter I am sure he did'nt mean us pipemakers to put the low keys on at 45 degrees.
They were a loud outdoor instrument with a conical chanter.
A 21 key chanter is also possible with a reflexed bore to bring the lowest keys within reach - compass g to b 11.
PRICE double Scottish Small Pipes These are the same as the Scottish Small Pipes, except that they are fitted with a double chanter.
Another interesting feature it shares with other East European bagpipes is the single reed chanter.
chanter reed at Oban.
chanter stock is in the form of a kings head.
chanter bagpipe for comparison.
Also mouth blown uilleann pipe practice chanter as used to be supplied by hobgoblin.
Like the Highland a quieter " practice chanter " is sometimes used for learning.
Tunes written in the key of D for playing on the F chanter may well be much more difficult on a D chanter.
Next comes a pibroch (MacCrimmon Will Never Return) in which the clarinet takes on the role of highland bagpipe chanter!
The chanter reeds are usually like the ones in shawms, or modern oboes.
I used a Duncan Watson chanter reed at Oban.
The chanter, based on the Highland pattern is longer and fitted with keywork to extend the compass and give semitones as required.
p. 268 et seq.), were forty-two in number, and were subdivided into six divisions, of which the first, containing ten books, was in charge of the " prophet " and dealt with laws, deities and the education of priests; the second, consisting of the ten books of the stolistes, the official whose duty it was to dress and ornament the statues of the gods, treated of sacrifices and offerings, prayers, hymns, festive processions; the third, of the " hierogrammatist," also in ten books, was called " hieroglyphics," and was a repertory of cosmographical, geographical and topographical information; the four books of the " horoscopus " were devoted to astronomy and astrology; the two books of the " chanter " contained respectively a collection of songs in honour of the gods and a description of the royal life and its duties; while the sixth and last division, consisting of the six books of the " pastophorus," was medical.
When he came to himself, a man of clerical appearance with a tuft of gray hair at the back of his head and wearing a shabby blue cassock--probably a church clerk and chanter--was holding him under the arm with one hand while warding off the pressure of the crowd with the other.
Toward night candles were burning round his coffin, a pall was spread over it, the floor was strewn with sprays of juniper, a printed band was tucked in under his shriveled head, and in a corner of the room sat a chanter reading the psalms.
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