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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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“Every experienced choirmaster’s work is founded on the following three axioms: (1) Few boys have a really good natural voice; (2) No boy is able to control his voice and produce good tone without training; (3) Most boys have a good ear, and considerable imitative capacity. It is on the last of these axioms that the choirmaster must begin his work.”
— Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1912)

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PDF • Scottish Catholic Hymnal (453 Pages)
published 27 August 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

87786 - Saint Andrew Hymn Book - from SCOTLAND HEN I FIRST AGREED to serve on the international team producing the Brébeuf Hymnal, I insisted that we collect as many Catholic hymnals as possible—which has taken half a decade. It was essential to have at our fingertips the complete vernacular hymn tradition, going back 500 years, so we could select the best melodies and texts.

Mr. Colin Jackson recently emailed an incredibly rare hymnal from 1964, which was “authorized by the bishops of Scotland for use in the Scottish dioceses.”

    * *  PDF Catholic Hymnal from Scotland (1964)

This book—out of print for 50 years—at first glance appeared to be (basically) a reprint of the New Westminster Hymnal. However, careful examination reveals it is much more than that.

O BE HONEST, I never believed we would amass as many Roman Catholic hymnals as we have; the collection is staggering. We were able to post some of them on the Brébeuf hymnal website, and hopefully we can release more after the Brébeuf hymnal becomes available for purchase. It is currently being proofread.