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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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“From six in the evening, his martyrdom had continued through the ghastly night until nine o'clock in the morning. After fifteen hours of torture rarely if ever surpassed in the bloody annals of the Iroquois, the soul of Gabriel Lalemant was freed from its charred and mutilated prison and summoned to join his comrade Jean de Brébeuf in the radiant splendor of God. March 17th, 1649, was the date; for Brébeuf it had been the sixteenth.”
— Fr. John A. O'Brien, speaking of St. Gabriel Lalemant

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PDF Download: Hymns of the Dominican Missal & Breviary • Fr. Aquinas Byrnes (1943)
published 17 December 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

558 Dominican Hymns ERY SOON, details will be provided concerning an exciting Catholic project: the Jogues Hymnal. I have been named primary editor, but will require your help to complete this task.

As part of the process, we’ve been releasing extremely rare hymnals, and the one below is no exception. (Sometimes, beautiful gems are hidden in these old hymnals, and we have MANY MORE to release.)

      * *  PDF Download: Aquinas Byrnes «HYMNS of the DOMINICAN BREVIARY» (1943)

Many of our readers appreciate the hymn book by Fr. Matthew Britt. Others are familiar with “Pange Lingua” by Alan McDougall & Fr. Adrian Fortescue. This hymn book by Fr. Byrnes is very similar to both, since it contains literal translations, poetic translations, descriptions of the authors, explanations of the meters, and much more!