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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)

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Brand New • “Saint Paul Hymnal”
published 15 March 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

670 Saint Paul Hymnal ROM the Roman Catholic blog of Saint Paul’s in Harvard Square, we learn of a fantastic new hymnal, which seems to have been produced for their exclusive use. A description is provided, but no sample pages:

    * *  PDF Download • SAINT PAUL HYMNAL

The hymnal editors were Dr. Jonathan Wessler, Mr. John Robinson, and Fr. Michael Drea. I’m told that some of the traditional “American” Catholic hymns were included such as: Mother of Christ; Sweet Savior, Bless us E’re We Go; and Jesus, My Lord, My God, My All.

My friend Peter Meggison helped with this book and is listed in the acknowledgments as a contributor to the publication. Indeed, many names from the hymnal advisory committee will be familiar to CCW readers:

Msgr. Andrew R. Wadsworth
Executive Director, International Commission on English in the Liturgy

Fr. Michael E. Drea
Pastor and Senior Chaplain, The Parish of St. Paul

Fr. Jonathan M. Gaspar
Director of the Office of Divine Worship, Archdiocese of Boston

Richard J. Clark
Director of Music, St. Cecilia Parish

Chalon S. Murray
Director of Music, St. Helena’s Episcopal Church (Boerne, TX)

Edmund G. Murray
Director of Music, Our Lady of Walsingham Catholic Church (Houston, TX)

Dr. Susan Treacy
Professor of Music, Ave Maria University (Ave Maria, FL)

More information about the Saint Paul Boys’ Choir School can be found here, and I suspect our own Richard J. Clark and Dr. Lucas Tappan could (perhaps) tell us even more about this wonderful place!