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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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“More and more as we grow older, we find that the people we see most of are recent acquaintances; not (perhaps) very congenial to us, but chance has thrown them in our way. Meanwhile, the people we used to know so well—for whom we once entertained such warm feelings—are now remembered by a card at Christmas (if we can succeed in finding the address). How good we are at making friends, when we are young; how bad at keeping them! How eagerly, as we grow older, do we treasure up the friendships that are left to us, like beasts that creep together for warmth!”
— Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)

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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!