Samuel Gregory Ould

OULD, Dom Samuel Gregory, OSB. b. London, 8 December 1864; d. Exton, Rutland, 10 February 1939.  The son of Wesleyan Methodist parents, he was received into the Roman Catholic Church in 1879, and entered Fort Augustus Abbey in 1884 (Clothed 21 September). Fort Augustus had become celebrated for its renewal of plainsong, and for its leaving the English Bendictine Congregation to become more austere and encouraging the development of a liturgical life inspired by the example of Solesmes.  Ould was ordained priest in 1891. His first major musical publication was Cantiones Sacrae: Musical Settings of the Roman Liturgy (1899), which contained, among other pieces a transcription of the ‘Wade...

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