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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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“Ways to receive Our Lord as King of the Universe…read and reflect on the Sunday Scriptures, plan your whole weekend around receiving your King, wear your best garments, spend time in quiet, kneel to receive Him, receive Him on the tongue, offer silent time of thanks after mass.”
— Most Rev. Bishop Strickland (15 December)

“Hidden” Hymns by Cardinal Newman
published 16 October 2019 by Jeff Ostrowski

ANY CONSIDER Fr. Guy Nicholls, Cong Orat, to be the greatest living authority on Cardinal Newman. In these interviews, he speaks about a range of fascinating subjects. For example, in the first video, he mentions “secret” hymns by Newman 1 that can be found in the Birmingham Oratory as well as Cardinal Newman’s relationship with the music of Beethoven—who was still alive—and how Saint Newman adapted this for use in Church:

Fr. Guy Nicholls speaks about a great many things which will be of interest to our readers, such as the plight of Catholics in England at a time when the Anglicans did not allow Roman Catholics to attend college.

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1   For the record, the “famous” hymns by Newman—the hymns known by everyone—can all be found in the Brébeuf hymnal. In the interview, Fr. Nicholls makes reference to hymns intended to be used at Birmingham, for which Cardinal Newman wrote the text and chose the melody.