[Smt-talk] Happy Birthday!

Nicolas Meeùs nicolas.meeus at scarlet.be
Thu Jul 18 11:09:04 PDT 2013

Sure, John, you are right that Hermann' birthday deserves all our 
attention. Any potable could do, but 'Bavarian' appears to me somewhat 
approximate. See http://www.europeanbeerguide.net/bwurbrew.htm, where 
you'll find among others a few breweries in Konstanz.

Your statement that Hermann is "one of the few from that era for whom we 
know precise birth and death dates" reminds that so many others would 
also deserve our memory, but we lack the dates.  I believe therefore 
that the wisest and the safest is to celebrate every day of the year, 
with a variety of beverages. This should be the duty of any theorist 
respectful of the memory of her or his forerunners.


Nicolas Meeùs
Université Paris-Sorbonne

Le 18/07/2013 17:50, John Snyder a écrit :
> To the collective wisdom (with apologies for cross-posting):
> Please join me today (i.e., Thursday, 18 July 2013) in marking a milestone
> birthday of a well known music theorist and composer.
> Hermannus Contractus, aka Hermann der Lahme, Hermann von (der) 
> Reichenau, etc.,
> has hit the big 1K (or, if you prefer, the big M)! Really! He's one of 
> the few from that
> era for whom we know precise birth and death dates.
> The party at my place will include some appropriate Bavarian potables, 
> and Sacher torte.
> Please feel free to join in vicariously.
> With best wishes,
> John
> -- 
> John L.Snyder
> Professor of Music Theory and Musicology
> Moores School of Music
> University of Houston
> JLSnyder at uh.edu
> 713.732.3143
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