In Pace in Idipsum Dormiam et Requiescam
Skeris, Robert A., Sacred Music
I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep.
Jesus Christ the Lord of life and death called to himself on January 18, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., in LeMans in west central France, his faithful servant Mademoiselle Denise Lebon, directress emerita of the International Academy of Sacred Music Schola Saint Gregoire and holder of the Pontifical Medal Pro Ecclesia et Pontifice, aged four score years and seven.
Born on June 23, 1923 at Flers, twenty miles west of Argentan in the department of Orne, Lower Normandy, in the diocese of Seez, Miss Lebon at an early age developed an ardent love for the divine liturgy and its music, particularly for its Gregorian chant. As a youngster she sang in her parish choir, and a brief article in the newspaper Ouest-France attracted the attention of the teen-aged chanter to the existence at LeMans of a school offering formation in Gregorian chant. The Schola Saint Gregoire, at the suggestion and with the assistance of Solesmes choirmaster Dom Joseph Gajard, O.S.B., had been founded by Mademoiselle Suzanne Bellin in 1938. The …
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Publication information: Article title: In Pace in Idipsum Dormiam et Requiescam. Contributors: Skeris, Robert A. - Author. Journal title: Sacred Music. Volume: 137. Issue: 1 Publication date: Spring 2010. Page number: 79+. © 2009 Church Music Association of America. COPYRIGHT 2010 Gale Group.
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