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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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1907 Biography of Giulio Bas
published 19 January 2014 by Corpus Christi Watershed

Giulio Bas was best known for his Gregorian accompaniments. Here’s a biography of him written in 1907 (approximately a decade before his accompaniments began to appear):

      * *  1907 Biography of Julius Bas