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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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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI

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PDF Download • “Lauda Sion” Hymnal (1886)
published 19 September 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

4411 LAUDA SION HYMNAL E ARE GRATEFUL to a reader who carefully scanned an 1886 collection published by J. Fischer & Brothers (a famous publishing house which seems to have printed a lot of Roman Catholic music 100+ years ago):

    * *  PDF Download • “Lauda Sion” (1886)

In my view, this book is not very useful—in terms of compositional quality—but is interesting to those of us who never stop learning about what actually happened “back in the day.”

From I can tell, very little information about J. FISCHER & BRO. is available online.