He, too, had been a professor of canon law at Oxford, was a chaplain to the Pope and precentor of the cathedral church of Exeter.
I think it was the music, or the painted windows, or the precentor.
"Dearly beloved brethren," began the precentor, pleading, impersonal.
It occurs in Chapter cxv., Of the precentor and his assistant.
Between the hymns Mr. Barnes (the precentor) stood three pews behind us.
And I'm no' the precentor; I'm no' the man, ye ken, that lifts the tune.
Since then the precentor's box had preserved its lonely splendour.
The most uncanny thing about the kirk was the precentor's box beneath the pulpit.
The eight minor canons received £34 a year, the precentor £14.
Directly the precentor begins, silence falls upon them once more.