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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 Humanists abominated the rhythmical poetry of the Middle Ages from an exaggerated enthusiasm for ancient classical forms and meters. Hymnody then received its death blow as, on the revision of the Breviary under Pope Urban VIII, the medieval rhythmical hymns were forced into more classical forms by means of so-called corrections.”
— Father Clemens Blume, S.J.

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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.