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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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“So, as in delirium a man talks in a long-forgotten tongue, now—when her heart is rent—the Catholic Church drops twenty centuries without an effort, and speaks as she spoke underground in Rome, and in Paul’s hired house, and in Crete and Alexandria and Jerusalem.”
— A non-Catholic describing the “Hagios O Theos” of Good Friday in 1906

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SATB • “Come Holy Ghost, Who Ever One” — John Henry Cardinal Newman
published 22 September 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE CAMPION HYMNAL favored translations by Catholics whenever they were found to be of a high quality. Translations by Blessed Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) were featured in a prominent way, and he was called by the Catholic Encyclopedia “the most illustrious of English converts to the Church.”

The literal translation (shown on the left margin) shows how well Newman did:

    * *  PDF “Nunc Sancte Nobis” (CARDINAL NEWMAN)

The melody is much beloved by the FSSP choir here in Los Angeles:

If you lack an organist, you can sing the entire thing SATB:


REHEARSAL VIDEOS :

EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio

ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio

TENOR : YouTube   •   Audio

BASS : YouTube   •   Audio

This Video (or this Mp3) demonstrates how one can begin with low accompaniment before launching into SATB.


The Campion Hymnal organist books contain two more harmonizations for this hymn.