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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 Consilium is merely an assembly of people, many of them incompetent, and others well advanced on the road to novelty. The discussions are extremely hurried. Discussions are based on impressions and the voting is chaotic. […] Many of those who have influenced the reform […] have no love, and no veneration of that which has been handed down to us. They begin by despising everything that is actually there. This negative mentality is unjust and pernicious, and unfortunately, Paul VI tends a little to this side. They have all the best intentions, but with this mentality they have only been able to demolish and not to restore."
— Contemporary account of the Consilium by Cardinal Antonelli

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PDF Download • “Mount Mary Hymnal” (1937)
published 17 August 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

400 Mount Mary Hymnal 1937 OUNT MARY HYMNAL, produced in 1937 by Sister Mary Gisela, was published in Milwaukee. This was quite a famous hymnal, although in my opinion the poetry of several hymns is a little too emotional & simplistic. You can download all 255 pages:

    * *  PDF MOUNT MARY HYMNAL (255 pages)

Those who know the history of Wisconsin Catholics—especially the influence of Singenberger—will not be surprised to discover a preponderance of German & Latin hymns. Many of them, such as this one from the Strassburg Hymnal (1850), I had never heard before.

Like all hymnals, it is not without typos. For instance, if you look at hymn #44 (measure 6) you’ll see an error in the organ accompaniment. If you have any doubt, compare that same measure to hymn #117.