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Johann Horn

HORN, Johann. b. Domaschnitz, Bohemia ca. 1490; d. 11 February 1547. His original name was Johann Roh, but he styled himself Cornu in Latin and Horn in German. He was ordained priest in 1518 and became a senior cleric in the Moravian church. He is known for two books: his Písnĕ chval božských (Prague, 1541), and his edition of the Bohemian hymnbook Ein Gesangbuch der Brüder in Behemen und Merherrn published in Nuremberg in 1544; he may have been the author or at least the translator of many of the 32 new hymns in this volume. One medieval melody found in 15th-century Bohemian collections with the words ‘Gaudeamus pariter, omnes et singuli’ was sung across much of central Europe and later...

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