Definition of Schola cantorum

1. Noun. A school that is part of a cathedral or monastery where boys with singing ability can receive a general education.

Exact synonyms: Choir School
Generic synonyms: Prep School, Preparatory School



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schola cantorum (current term)
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Literary usage of Schola cantorum

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... or front, in which was opened a fenestella confessions through which could be seen the bodies of the martyrs, the site of the schola cantorum in front ..."

2. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities by William Smith, Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"(AD 844) it appears that the house of the schola cantorum had fallen into a ... The intention was that the schola cantorum should absorb all gifted boys—" ..."

3. Early History of Singing by William James Henderson (1921)
"CHAPTER III THE schola cantorum THE western empire of Rome reached its inglorious end when Odoacer dethroned Romulus Augustus and proclaimed himself King of ..."

4. A Dictionary of Christian Antiquities: Being a Continuation of the by Samuel Cheetham (1880)
"Persons: who afterwards rose to distinction were members of the school. Sergius I., on oming to Rome as a youth, was put into the schola cantorum — " quia ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"408) is sometimes credited with having inaugurated the first schola cantorum, but it was Gregory the Great, as we are told in his life by John the Deacon, ..."

6. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"schola cantorum, a ... 468) is sometimes credited with having inaugurated the first schola cantorum, but it was Gregory the Great, as we are told in his ..."

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