From the pastoral staff must be distinguished the staff of the chorepiscopus (director of the choir) and cantors, which is still in use here and there.
the cantors, &c., who were most conspicuous in the ceremony.
It was at this time, however, par excellence the vestment proper to the cantors, choirmaster and singers, whose duty it was to sing the invitatorium, responses, &c., at office, and the introitus, graduate, &c., at Mass.
It would seem to have been worn by the cantors as a protection against cold.
He became the exclusive accompanist to Cantor Stephen Robins in over 300 concerts as well as accompanying many other cantors.