- J.R. Milne
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(b Elberfeld, Oct 25, 1842; d Rurich, nr Erkelenz, March 3, 1905). German music historian. After studying philosophy and theology at the University of Bonn, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest. His chief work is Das katholische deutsche Kirchenlied, still the basic study of its topic. The second volume of the work (1883) was originally the completion of a work of the same title begun by K.S. Meister, of which only the first volume had been published (1862); in 1886 Bäumker published an edition of Meister's volume so revised and enlarged with fresh material as to make it quite a new work. In addition to discussing both tunes and texts of the hymns, the study includes a full bibliography of the various collections in which they are found. A third, supplementary volume (1891) brings the subject through the 18th century, and a final volume, edited from Bäumker's papers after his death by Joseph Gotzer, extends the coverage as far as ...