Origin of harmonist
- a member of a celibate religious sect that emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania in 1803.
Origin of Harmonist
1815–25; after Harmony, town in Pennsylvania; see -ist
Also called Rappist, Rappite.
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Examples from the Web for harmonist
It must suffice to indicate the general principle by which the harmonist must be guided.
The explanation and reconciliation of these is the work of the harmonist.
While writing, I hear good music by well-trained voices, with the Harmonist accompaniment.History of American Socialisms
John Humphrey Noyes
As is shown by the two or three vocal works of his that I have seen, Gleason is less successful as a melodist than as a harmonist.Contemporary American Composers
There are few if any of Weber's melodies which are notable for creative power, and as a harmonist he was lamentably weak.Music: An Art and a Language
Walter Raymond Spalding
- a person skilled in the art and techniques of harmony
- a person who combines and collates parallel narratives
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