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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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“The sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
— Dr. Almeida Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra (1917)

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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.