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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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“The following few hints on the selection of voices may be useful: (1) Reject all boys who speak roughly, or sing coarsely; (2) Choose bright, intelligent-looking boys, provided they have a good ear; they will much more readily respond to the choirmaster’s efforts than boys who possess a voice and nothing more; therefore, (3) Reject dull, sulky, or scatter-brained boys, since it is hard to say which of the three has the most demoralizing effect on his more willing companions.”
— Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1912)

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Can You Name These Five Hymns?
published 4 June 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

385 Vati Y DEAR FRIENDS, when the Vatican II Hymnal first appeared, back in 2011, some people said it didn’t contain enough hymns. (They were probably correct, but we had to make sure the book wasn’t too heavy.)

Now’s your chance!

As quickly as possible, please Email me with the most important hymns you think are missing. Please don’t exceed five (5) suggestions. If I notice a whole bunch of people saying “Hymn A” is missing, this will be a tremendous help to me. If Joe says “Hymn B,” Sally says “Hymn C,” Frank says “Hymn D,” and Susie says “Hymn E,” this will be less helpful, but such is life.

You can view the 2011 Hymn Index Pages, or download the PDF scores for all the hymns.

This is time sensitive!   Within a short period of time, you’ll understand why. I’m sorry that I cannot give more details at this moment.

May God bless you for your kind support!