Molitor, Raphael, German musicologist; b. Sig-maringen, Feb. 2, 1873; d. Beuron, Oct. 14, 1948. He was the son of Johann Baptist Molitor, a cathedral organist. He studied philosophy and theology in the Benedictine Monastery of Beuron, and was ordained a priest in 1897. He lectured there on canon law (1898–1904), and in 1904 was appointed a member of the advisory board of the Editio Vaticana. He was one of the foremost authorities on Gregorian chant.
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