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date: 19 September 2019

Aaron Scotuslocked

  • Michel Huglo

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Michel Huglo

(b ?Scotland, late 10th century; d Cologne, Nov 18, 1052). ?Scottish Benedictine abbot and music theorist. The date of his death (the 14th day before the calends of December 1052) is known from Hartzheim, who had access to local documents now lost. He was Abbot of St Martin in Cologne (Cologne like Laon and Liège attracted many Irish and Scots from the 9th century onwards) and at the same time (1042–52) abbot of St Pantaleon: double tenure was not uncommon.

Aaron decreed, presumably after a visit to Rome, that instead of the Common of Confessors his monks should sing the new Office of St Gregory the Great recently composed by Pope Leo IX (1049–54). It is difficult, however, to identify this Office among surviving Offices of St Gregory (AH, v, 1889/R, 184; H. Latil, Rassegna gregoriana, ii, 1903, pp.115–24, according to ...

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