The Encyclopedia Americana (1920)/Blume, Clemens

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The Encyclopedia Americana
Blume, Clemens
Edition of 1920. See also Clemens Blume on Wikipedia, and the disclaimer.

BLUME, Clemens, German hymnologist: b. Billerbeck, Westphalia, 31 Jan. 1862. He was educated at the Jesuit Gymnasium, Feldkirch, Austria, Jesuit scholasticates in Holland and England and the universities of Prague and Bonn. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1878, was gymnasium professor at Feldkirch in 1887-90 and ordained priest in 1893. He has devoted himself to hymnological research, visiting most of the libraries of Europe since 1906. With Guido M. Dreves, he was coeditor of ‘Analecta Hymnica medii ævi’ (1896-1905), and editor of ‘Analecta Hymnica medii ævi’ (to consist of 57 volumes, of which 53 have appeared, Leipzig 1886-1917). He is author of ‘Das Apostolische Glaubensbekenntnis’ (1893); ‘Repertorium Repertorii oder kritischer Wegweiser durch Ul. Chevalier's Repertorium Hymnologicum’ (1901); ‘Wolstan von Winchester und Vital von Saint Evroult’ (1903); ‘Cursus S. Benedicti Nursini und die liturgische Hymnen des 6.-9. Jahrhunderts’ (1908); ‘Ein Jahrtausend lateinischer Hymnendichtung’; ‘Eine Blutenlese aus den Analecta Hymnica’ (1909); ‘Ursprung des Ambrosianischen Lobgesanges’ (1912). He collaborated in Buchberger's ‘Kirchliches Handlexikon’ and contributed to ‘Stimmen aus Maria-Laach,’ Die Kirchenmusik and the ‘Catholic Encyclopedia.’