Friday, October 30, 2009
I found this story on The Lion and The Cardinal blog...
A book of liturgical chants, illustrated with geese, foxes, bears, dogs and cats, the Geese Book actually is a 500-year-old liturgical manuscript that once was used in Nuremberg, Germany...
[ASU professor Corine] Schleif discovered the Geese Book when she was a doctoral student...
The book was created by artists and craftsmen in Nuremberg to preserve the complete liturgy used in the parish of St. Lorenz, as it was sung by the choir of young adults and schoolboys. The book survived World War II and came came into the hands of the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, whose founders trace their roots back to a patrician family in Nuremberg. The Kress Foundation helped the church rebuild after Nuremberg was bombed. In return, the church presented the Geese Book to the foundation. - Story