Disputatio:Organista

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"Organista est musicus qui sonat organum."[fontem recensere]

Organista quoque est musicus qui composuit organum. Vide Organum (genus musicae). IacobusAmor 13:15, 4 Augusti 2007 (UTC)

A disambiguation page to distinguish between organista (who plays the organ) and organista (who composes organum) is still needed. IacobusAmor 22:55, 4 Februarii 2009 (UTC)
Er...I don't think you compose organum. You just do it. I can't think of any organistae in this sense by name. Tergum violinae 23:05, 4 Februarii 2009 (UTC)
The most famous are probably Leoninus, "the first known significant composer of polyphonic organum" (en:Léonin)‡ and Perotinus, who "composed organum" (en:Pérotin). More problematic in this regard is a composer who played the organ: Francesco Landini, the blind organist of Florence, or, as he's called in the Codex Squarcialupi (Florence, Bibl. Medicea-Laurenziana Pal. 87, p. 170), giving us a nice attestation: MAGISTERFRANCISCUSCECVS HORGHANISTADEFLORENTIA, Magister Franciscus Cecus Horghanista de Florentia. IacobusAmor 01:32, 5 Februarii 2009 (UTC)
‡Or, in the original (saec. XIII): fuit optimus organista, qui fecit magnum librum organi (http://books.google.com/books?id=Yhehs16OGeQC&pg=PA25&lpg=PA25&dq=anonymus+IV+organista&source=web&ots=cRQLoBftwP&sig=haFUaEmwF1pFXQXanbsQ5NhvEE0&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=7&ct=result). IacobusAmor 04:33, 5 Februarii 2009 (UTC)

A German-Latin dictionary from 1712 says: Organist, orgelspieler (player) = Organicus, fistularius. Orgelmacher (maker) = Organarius. --Packare (disputatio) 20:17, 8 Martii 2015 (UTC)

Good find! Those are also in Lewis and Short,[1][2][3] although the ancient organum was broader in meaning. There's also some good information about ancient and medieval meanings of organum in du Cange (who has organarius and organista), but I don't have the energy to read through the whole thing right now. Lesgles (disputatio) 04:12, 9 Martii 2015 (UTC)