• WordNet 3.6
    • n accompanist a person who provides musical accompaniment (usually on a piano)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Accompanist The performer in music who takes the accompanying part.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n accompanist In music, one who plays an accompaniment.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Accompanist one who accompanies a singer on an instrument to sustain his voice
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. accompagner. See Company.


In literature:

In 1878 Brewer became the second tenor and accompanist of the Apollo Club, of which Mr. Buck is the director.
"Contemporary American Composers" by Rupert Hughes
She would devote herself to music and study hard so that when they were married she might be her husband's accompanist.
"Judy of York Hill" by Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
There is only one accompanist in the world for me, and I want her for life.
"The Merryweathers" by Laura E. Richards
Then the accompanist glanced over his shoulder, and struck a ringing chord while he waited for a sign.
"Masters of the Wheat-Lands" by Harold Bindloss
My accompanist plays lots better than you do, but I don't sing half so well with him as I used to with you.
"Ladies-In-Waiting" by Kate Douglas Wiggin
After many privations in Paris Mr. Bauer, unable to secure engagements as a violinist, went on a tour of Russia as an accompanist of a singer.
"Great Pianists on Piano Playing" by James Francis Cooke
MR. A.C. TAYLOR (pianist and accompanist).
"Music and Some Highly Musical People" by James M. Trotter
Andrea Korust was bending over the piano to give some instructions to his accompanist.
"The Double Four" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Dec. Leopold Godowski, who had previously toured America as accompanist for Ovide Musin, made his first recital-tour.
"Annals of Music in America" by Henry Charles Lahee
Then, turning, he laid a kindly hand on the arm of his accompanist.
"The Dominant Strain" by Anna Chapin Ray
He was to assist as accompanist and his wife was to sing.
"Camilla: A Tale of a Violin" by Charles Barnard
An impresario once asked me if I required a piano, and if I would bring my own accompanist.
"A Frenchman in America" by Max O'Rell
The accompanist had just left.
"The Revolt of the Angels" by Anatole France
When you step out on the stage take time to fully relax, get your mind on the introduction your accompanist is playing.
"What Every Singer Should Know" by Millie Ryan
A celebrated accompanist was already seated at the piano.
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
Golden van Huysen pronounced its present name to the accompanist, who struck four cords on the piano.
"The Disturbing Charm" by Berta Ruck
It was plain that the accompanist had been prepared for Nell's new move.
"The Heart of Canyon Pass" by Thomas K. Holmes
There were nine of them, men and women; the ninth being the accompanist.
"The Bigamist" by F.E. Mills Young
Usually, however, accompanists are expected to be able to play solos.
"Piano Playing" by Josef Hofmann
Eckstein is a master, of course, but a necessary evil as an accompanist.
"The King of Diamonds" by Louis Tracy

In news:

LIAM FORDE is a vocal coach, rep coach, music director, arranger and accompanist .
Mark Beggs, the pianist/organist for First United Methodist Church of Mount Vernon, recently traveled to Washington, Ill. As the featured accompanist for the Gospel Fest Singers and Choir.
Alexander Zakin, a Russian-born pianist who was the longtime accompanist of the violinist Isaac Stern, died on Friday at St Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan.
Now the champion fiddle player and his accompanist, Kathy Brod, have plans to travel to Fruitland, Idaho, to play a concert featuring both violin and fiddle music.
Christopher O'Riley will be the piano accompanist.
With John Wustman as accompanist, the tenor will sing works by Rossini, Scarlatti, Gounod, Verdi, Liszt, Donizetti, Mascagni and others.
Profound thanks to Marcia Lynn, Sue Butler and Christa Collier for drawing me out of the woodwork to share accompanist duties with Cherish McCallum.
Susan Mueller is the conductor of the chorus and Dolores McCreary serves as accompanist.
Ron Melrose Production Supervisor: Richard Hester Associate Choreographer: Danny Austin Casting Director: Merri Sugarman Accompanist: Keith Thompson.
Cathy Willis is accompanist for Griffin Choral Arts.
Fields' granddaughter, Harriet Fields, and film historian/silent film accompanist Ben Model look back on the life and work of the comic great W.
Linda Radtke, Willowbrook piano teacher and accompanist.
Piano accompanist this year will be Lori Erkenbrack, Rockwell City.
The Ninth Annual Execelence in the Arts Recital was held at St James AME Church located at 8401 Cedar Ave The featured artists were Ashley Donmoyer, Arlicia Shorter, Chandra Turner, Kenneth Pickard with Satoko Hayami as the accompanist.
His accompanist will be Elaine Mostoller, a well-known teacher and performer.