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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 representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)

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Carlo Rossini: “Exaltate Deum Hymnal” (1941)
published 10 August 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

412 EXALTATE DEUM ETER MEGGISON has kindly sent me this rare book by Rev. Carlo Rossini. It’s a choral collection with 115 Offertories, Motets, and Hymns for the entire Ecclesiastical year. In the past, I was not a huge fan of Rossini. However, with the passage of time, I’ve come to appreciate a whole lot of what he did:

    * *  PDF Rossini’s “Exaltate Deum” (1941)

Fr. Rossini understood that the sacred liturgy often requires very short pieces. Unfortunately, this is not always the case with the great choral masterpieces of the Renaissance and Baroque. For example, yesterday I looked at a setting of the “Salve Regina” by a fantastic Renaissance composer—but it was in five (5) sections and would have required about seventeen (17) minutes to sing. I think that’s why Rossini did what he did in this book.

If you appreciate this book, please tell all your friends about Mr. Meggison’s amazing hymn website.