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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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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.