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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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"As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people — whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter."
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler (1997)

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PDF Download • Easy Hymn with Melody in Tenor
published 11 January 2018 by Jeff Ostrowski

EOPLE HAVE BEEN ASKING how our committee could possibly work on a single hymnal for five years. (Reminder: I’m part of an international team creating a hymnal dedicated to St. Jean de Brébeuf.) Because our task involves art and theology, sometimes a single word can be argued over for weeks! 1

The Brébeuf hymnal also carefully chooses melodies. Do you see how the following tune (“Old Hundredth”) can be used in the Tenor voice?


REHEARSAL VIDEOS for each individual voice & PDF score await you at #90771.

IT MAKES ME SAD that some readers won’t click on the above link (#90771).

…where you can download the PDF score.

…where you can access individual rehearsal videos.

…where you can get all verses in Latin and English, with a literal translation, too.

But many won’t follow that link, which makes me glum.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   Contrariwise, I’m often astounded at the sloppiness in productions by “big” Catholic publishers. A recent GIA hymnal doesn’t even examine whether the rhyme scheme matches, when texts are cobbled together.