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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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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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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.