It of course took quite some months to copy a book, but a skilled copyist could manage a document much more quickly.
A copyist relies on imitation to ply his craft, but a great designer can evoke a much more powerful response through invention.
Berns studied classical piano as a child, and worked as a record salesman, music copyist and session pianist in his teens and twenties.
A copyist who believed in the authority of what he was copying (or of the abbot for whom he was working!) is likely to have been more careful.
He is no mere copyist though, as he manages to create a sound all his own, rooted entirely in artistry.
Is a sublime copyist of great artists a great artist?
Although she had been a teacher, when the Civil War started, she was one of a handful of women employed by the US government as a copyist in the US Patent Office in Washington.
He, it transpires, was formerly the friend of the composer's copyist , who in turn discovered the journal describing the South Sea islanders while working for the composer.
The copyist records the date he completed making the copy, also 1373, and the place in which he made the copy which is Mount Qasyun in Damascus, Syria.
the end of the first movement is in the hand of a copyist