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Cynthia Ostrowski holds a bachelor's degree in Geographic Information Science and a minor in Computer Science from Texas A&M University Corpus Christi (2005). She is currently a stay-at-home mother of two children. A former GIS analyst, Cynthia's interests include photography, french horn, and singing polyphony.
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The representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)

New Release • Contemporary Motets for SAB
published 14 September 2016 by Cynthia Ostrowski

148 Matri Divinae Gratiae, Opus Mariae Dedicatum EVIN ALLEN today released a fantastic choral collection choirs everywhere will welcome. Click here to download a sample page. If your choir has more females than males, this collection will thrill you—because all the pieces are written for SAB!

This 42-page collection contains:

1. QUAM DILECTA |+ Psalm verses
2. JUSTORUM ANIMAE |+ Psalm verses
3. ERIPE ME |+ Psalm verses
4. SI AMBULAVERO |+ Psalm verses
5. MEMENTO VERBI |+ Psalm verses
6. AUFER A ME + Psalm verses

Depending on how the psalm verses are sung—a decision left to each choirmaster—these pieces can be as long or short as necessary to match the liturgical action.

If you order before 19 September, use this coupon code to save 30% on your order.

 |  * *  MATRI DIVINAE GRATIAE Purchase a single copy (42 pages)

The back of the book contains instructions on how to purchase multiple copies at a special rate of $12.00 per book. Single copies are $35.95, but much less when you use the coupon.

This example gives you a taste:


EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio

ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio

BASS : YouTube   •   Audio

THIS COLLECTION was commissioned by CORPUS CHRISTI WATERSHED and published in September of 2016. In accordance with our customs, all proceeds which exceed production costs (printing, shipping, and so forth) go directly to the Catholic artist, who maintains copyright. Therefore, when you purchase these books, you are directly supporting Roman Catholic artists who produce works for the Church. We are a 100% volunteer organization.

Complete Title:   Matri Divinae Gratiae, Opus Mariae Dedicatum