The ministry of the musicians exercises its own liturgical function within the rest of the assembly. Its task is to ensure that the parts proper to it,  in keeping with the different types of chants, are carried out becomingly and to encourage active participation of all the assembled people in the singing. The cantor leads and sustains the people in the singing. The cantor of the psalm is to sing the  psalm or biblical canticle that comes between the readings.

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