Michel Huglo (1921-2012)

The Society is sorry to report the death of its long-standing Vice-President Michel Huglo on 13 May 2012. The account of music by Isidore of Seville in his Etymologies is well known, yet few scholars have felt it essential to examine the manuscripts which contain that account. Michel Huglo was such a scholar. This investigation led to the discovery of a whole family of Spanish Isidore manuscripts with a longer version of the text, augmented with diagrams. Huglo published them when he was already in his seventies (Scriptorium vol. 48, 1994). His unrivalled knowledge of medieval manuscripts, above all chant…