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Capellmeister (German noun)

1. Chapelmaster: the musical director of a chapel or church. In earlier times this was a position of much honor, especially when connected with a church of prominence or with a royal chapel. Eminent musicians held this post in the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.

2. Organist

3. Conductor of a band or orchestra.

Also spelled Kapellmeister.

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