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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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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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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.