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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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“We wish therefore and prescribe, that all observe the law of the Church, and that at home or in the church they shall always wear the cassock, which is proper to the clergy. When they go out for duty or relaxation or on a journey, they may use a shorter [coat] which is to be black in color, and which reaches to the knees, so as to distinguish it from the dress of the laity. They should reject the more elegant and worldly styles of garments, which are found today. We enjoin upon our priests as a matter of strict precept that, both at home and abroad, and whether they are residing in their own diocese or outside of it, they shall wear the Roman collar.”
— Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884)

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PDF Download: “Laudate Hymnal” (1942) … An Exceptionally Rare Book!
published 21 January 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

435 Laudate Hymnal & Choirbook 1942 E HAVE BEEN posting a lot of rare hymnals lately, in preparation for the Brébeuf Hymnal. This one, however—the famous Laudate Hymnal—is a real find, for both the Ordinary & Extraordinary Forms.

We give the 1950 edition, because (in that edition) they added the names of the authors and composers. Believe it or not, it was never the custom for early Catholic hymnals to include items we now consider absolutely essential, such as the tune names & meters. I’m told the Mediator Dei Hymnal was among the first to remedy this unbelievable situation.

This 274-page file is very large:

      * *  PDF • Laudate Hymnal & Choir Book (1942)

Dr. Horst Buchholz, Vice-President of the Church Music Association of America, recently made this comment on the CCW Facebook page:

Another vernacular hymnal in my humble collection is the beautiful “Laudate” Hymnal from 1942, which was commissioned by Bishop Paul Schulte for the Diocese of Leavenworth, KS [now the Archdiocese of Kansas City, KS]. The hymnal replaced an older (vernacular) hymnbook by Fr. Hohe, and the musical settings are by Fr. Herman Koch, and Fr. Andrew Green, OSB. Definitely worth a look!

You’ll see Dr. Buchholz was 100% correct when you read the Foreword.

We’ve also made available the Complete Proper Of The Mass, With Organ Accompaniment—published by the same authors in 1946.