(b Courseulles, Calvados, 11 April 1905; d Solesmes, 24 Jan. 1988). French scholar. He built on the foundations laid by André Mocquereau through study of the notational signs of the earliest manuscripts of plainchant, with the aim of rediscovering aspects of its performance, particularly its rhythm, melody, and vocal nuances. Cardine became a monk of Solesmes in 1928 and was appointed professor at the Pontificio Istituto di Musica Sacra at Rome in 1952.
From The Oxford Companion to Music in Oxford Reference.