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date: 18 October 2019

Ruremund, [Remunde, Ruremunde, Endoviensis], Christoffel vanlocked

  • Susan Bain


(b ?Eindhoven, ?1475–1500; d London, 1531). Dutch printer. He worked in Antwerp from 1523 to 1531, becoming a member of the Guild of St Luke in 1524. Of the 40 books known to have been printed by him, the majority were for the English market, including an important series of liturgical books ‘ad usum ecclesie Sarum’ – a series which helped to establish Antwerp as a rival to Paris for liturgical music printing. This series includes Manuale (1523), Processionale (1523), Hymnorum cum notis opusculum (1524), Psalterium cum hymnis (1524), Breviarium (1525), Missale (1527) and Horae Beatae Mariae Virginis (1530). All his liturgical music was printed by double impression, with black notes on red staves. He also printed missals for the dioceses of Tournai and Utrecht. Ruremund had two sizes of type with Roman neumes, which may both have originated from Paris, and one with Gothic neumes (used for the Utrecht Missal of ...

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Biographie nationale [belge] (Brussels, 1866-1986)