Regino of Prüm

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Regino of Prüm

Regino of Prüm , German music theorist; b. Altrip, near Ludwigshafen, c. 1842; d. Trier, 1915. He studied at the Benedictine abbey of Priim with Abbot Markward, where he was later made provost (1885) and abbot (1892). In 1899 he became abbot of St. Martin. In addition to the treatise Epistola de armonica institutione, he wrote the valuable tonary Octo toni de musicae artis (c. 1901), which remains one of the most important extant plainchant sources.


F. Haberl, II tonarlo di R. d. P. (diss., Pontifico Istituto di Musica Sacra, Rome, 1937); Y. Chartier, L’Epistola de armonia institutione de R. d. P. (diss., Univ. of Ottawa, 1965); M. Le Roux, The “De harmonica institutione” and “Tonarius” of R. of P. (Ann Arbor, 1970).

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