Jean Mauburn

MAUBURN, Jean. b. Brussels, ca. 1460; d. Paris, 1503. According to Frost (1962, p. 561), he studied music at Utrecht, and was an Augustinian canon of various French abbeys (in The Voice of Christian Life in Song (1858), Elizabeth Rundle Charles* said that he was Abbot of Livry). In 1491 Mauburn published Rosetum exercitiorum spiritualium (‘Spiritual Exercises for the Confraternity of the Rosary’). According to The Hymnal 1982 Companion, these were spiritual exercises for the laity. From this book come the hymns that are found in 20th-century books: ‘Heu quid jaces stabulo’, translated by Elizabeth Rundle Charles as ‘Dost thou in a manger lie’*; ‘Eia, Iesu adorande’, translated by John...

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