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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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"As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people — whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter."
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler (1997)

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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.