Wednesday, 21 May 2008

Herman the Lame

Herman the lame wrote the Salve Regina according to my Gregorian Missal (1990 Solesmes, must be true.)

According to Fr Benedict Groeschel, he suffered from spina bifida and had such a bad cleft palet that it was extremely hard to understand what he was saying.

Too early to be a Renaissance man, he just excelled at everything going in his century.

1 comment:

MaggieClitheroe said...

Yes, I was fascinated when I first heard about this - and now our society makes sure they are all aborted away! How many more wonderful pieces of music have been lost.