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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
— Dr. Almeida Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra (1917)

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 Jogues 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.