(Heb. menatstseah), the precentor of the Levitical choir or orchestra in the temple, mentioned in the titles of fifty-five psalms, and in Hab. 3:19, Revised Version. The first who held this office was Jeduthun (1 Chr. 16:41), and the office appears to have been hereditary. Heman and Asaph were his two colleagues (2 Chr. 35:15).
Then the chief musician came with a large wooden harmonicon hung from his neck.
The chief musician, having a carrying voice, made announcements.
He was so pleased with him that he made him his chief musician.
For many years Uncle Guy has been Wilmington's chief musician.
In this fight our chief musician had his bugle, which was hanging by his side, pierced with a bullet and destroyed.
So he sent for the chief musician, and ordered him to teach him to sing.
He composed many pieces, and trained his choruses so well that his fame went abroad as the chief musician of all Thuringia.
The chief musician was delighted, and said they would begin at once.
I was a girl of sixteen before I was baptised, and the preacher gave me the name Jeduthan, because I was the chief musician.'
On hearing of my arrival the governor summoned his chief musician and asked if he knew any American music.