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Folcard

Frank Barlow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; History of Religion; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Composition. 775 words.

Folcard (d. after 1085), monk, musician, and hagiographer, was a Benedictine of St Bertin's, at St Omer in Flanders, who became acting abbot of Thorney (c.1069–85). He can be compared with...

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Goscelin

Frank Barlow.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; History of Religion; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Composition. 1497 words.

Goscelin (b. c. 1035, d. in or after 1107), Benedictine monk, musician, and hagiographer, was a Fleming by birth, and joined the Benedictine order at the abbey of St Bertin in...

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Osbern

J. C. Rubenstein.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Voice; History of Religion; Roman Catholicism, Roman Catholic Church; Composition. 975 words.

Osbern (d. 1094?), Benedictine monk, hagiographer, and musician, was precentor of Christ Church, Canterbury, whose life centred around the saints and relics of his priory. The earliest...

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Skinner, John

William Donaldson.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Education; History; History of Religion; Composition. 1172 words.

Skinner, John (1721–1807), songwriter and ecclesiastical historian, was born on 3 October 1721 at Balfour in Birse, Aberdeenshire, the only child of John Skinner (c.1696–1776), parochial...

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