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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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Legitimate and necessary concern for current realities in the concrete lives of people cannot make us forget the true nature of the liturgical actions. It is clear that the Mass is not the time to “celebrate” human dignity or purely terrestrial claims or hopes. It is rather the sacrifice which renders Christ really present in the sacrament.
— Pope Saint John Paul II (20 March 1990)

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PDF Download: Rossini "Parochial Hymnal" (1936)
published 23 December 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

526 Rossini Hymnal ATHER Carlo Rossini published an important hymnal in 1936. Until now, it’s never been made available online, not even by Google Books or the Internet Archive. Please consider this book your Christmas present from Corpus Christi Watershed:

      * *  Parochial Hymnal: Carlo Rossini (1936)

It’s a very nice hymnal—when compared to the others available at that time—and contains many interesting features, such as Rossini’s simplified version of the Dies irae and his simplified organ accompaniment for the Asperges me.

To learn more about our reasons for releasing all these old hymnals, please click here.