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WOLFLEIN OF LOCHAMEN (LOCHHEIM):

Medieval Bavarian litterateur; known for his compilation of the so-called "Lochheimer Liederbuch" (about 1450), a collection of medieval German folk-songs, numerically arranged. Under No. 15 appears the following dedication in Hebrew characters: "Der Allerliebsten Barbara Meinem Treuen Liebsten Gemaken," which seems to indicate that Wolflein was a Jew; as does also the expression "Vil guter Jar," which appears under No. 5, and which was used only by Jews. On the other hand, it is noteworthy that "Barbara" is not a current name among Jewish women, and that a Christian grace after meals appears under song No. 36.

Bibliography:
  • Arnold, in Chrysander's Jahrbuch für Musikalische Wissenschaft, ii. 12 et seq.;
  • Güdemann, Gesch. iii. 160.
S. M. Sel.
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