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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 choir shall henceforth sing or say no anthems of our Lady or other Saints, but only of our Lord, and then not in Latin; but choosing out the best and most sounding to Christian religion they shall turn the same into English, setting thereunto a plain and distinct note for every syllable one: they shall sing them and none other.”
— 1548 Edict of King Edward VI (a heretic) for Lincoln Cathedral

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PDF Download: Hymn Book By Sisters Of Notre Dame (1907)
published 20 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

436 Sunday School ELOW you can download a PDF file containing the SUNDAY SCHOOL HYMN BOOK compiled by the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1907. The “O Salutaris Hostia” is the same version I learned as a child. The “Adeste Fideles” has a funky attribution. It seems to me that many of the accompaniments were meant for piano:

      * *  Sunday School Hymn Book (1907)

By the way, look at the text on page 61 they set to “Holy God, We Praise Thy Name.” And look at some of the chromaticism…

These rare books are being released in preparation for the 2018 release of the Saint Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal, because sometimes “gems” are hidden in them. More information about that new hymnal will be released soon. We hope you’ll consider sending us YOUR suggestions for beautiful, dignified hymns.