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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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“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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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!