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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“How can we enter into this interior disposition except by turning physically—all together, priest and faithful—toward the Lord who comes, toward the East symbolized by the apse where the cross is enthroned? The outward orientation leads us to the interior orientation that it symbolizes. Since apostolic times, Christians have been familiar with this way of praying. It is not a matter of celebrating with one’s back to the people or facing them, but toward the East, «ad Dominum», toward the Lord.”
— Robert Cardinal Sarah, Prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for Divine Worship (October 2016)

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.