Blume, (Ferdinand Anton) Clemens

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Blume, (Ferdinand Anton) Clemens

German music scholar; b. Billerbeck, Jan. 31, 1862; d. Kònigstein, April 8, 1932. He studied theology, and then taught it at the Catholic Univ. in Frankfurt am Main. He was regarded as an authority on texts of medieval Latin hymns. His books include Cursus Sanctus Benedicti (liturgical hymns of the sixth to ninth centuries; 1908), Guide to Chevalier’s “Repertorium Hymnologicum” (1911), and, his standard work, Analecta hymnica medü aevi (1896-1922; Vols. 1-48 co-ed, with CM. Dreves; some vols, with H.M. Bannister). A selection from this valuable sourcebook of hymnological research was extracted as Ein Jahrtausend lateinischer Hymnendichtung (2 vols., 1909). Blume also publ. Unsere liturgischen Lieder (Pustet, 1932).

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