Brébeuf Hymn #464 • “Christ ist erstanden”
2019 July 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

The text of this hymn is the Church’s oldest Latin Eucharistic hymn, translated by Fr. Adrian Fortescue.

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“How I love the multiple settings of each text, which can be interchanged as required by seasonal and festal usage.” —Maestro Behnke

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The Day Music Theory Failed Me
2019 July 25 by Jeff Ostrowski

Readers already know I believe in the value of Music Theory…

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This recording was completed last night (23 July 2019).

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Brébeuf Hymn #156 • “Christe Redemptor”
2019 July 20 by Jeff Ostrowski

The Soprano line was sung by a young lady in the 8th grade—and she did very well.

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Can Girls In The 2nd Grade Sing SATB Hymns?
2019 July 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

If a girl in the 2nd grade can learn it after hearing it only a few times, I believe everyone is capable of learning it.

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I can’t always recognize a hymn tune by its name, especially when the Missalette only provides lyrics. Please don’t judge me; that’s the honest truth.

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Hymn Harmony: Fifty Examples—Good and Bad!
2019 July 09 by Jeff Ostrowski

We will not be considering musically absurd examples from the past.

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Learn To Sing SATB • “A New Approach!”
2019 May 30 by Jeff Ostrowski

Twelve (12) hymns are already available, with tons more on the way!

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What Makes A “Catholic” Hymnal?
2019 May 29 by Jeff Ostrowski

I find the following pairings reprehensible…

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“Common” Hymn Melodies • What are they?
2019 May 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Choirmasters and organists understand how crucial flexibility is.

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St. Jean de Brébeuf Hymnal • Order Yours Today!
2019 April 29 by Corpus Christi Watershed

This 932-page pew book does not imitate Protestant hymnals—it’s Catholic to the core!

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Act before May 2nd and take 15% off your entire order!!!

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Update! • Accompaniments for the Brébeuf Hymnal
2019 February 14 by Jeff Ostrowski

Oh, if only…if only you knew what’s going on behind the scenes!

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“Mister Eye” • Do You Mind Him?
2019 January 02 by Jeff Ostrowski

What do you think of “eye rhymes” in hymnody?

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The Most Popular Hymn Tunes? • A List
2018 December 18 by Jeff Ostrowski

I could not have been more thrilled to see this list—those are exactly the tunes I love!

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PDF Download • “Pope Pius XII Hymnal” (1959)
2018 November 06 by Jeff Ostrowski

Very few people have a copy of this incredibly rare Catholic hymnal.

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

“Authorized by the archbishops and bishops of Scotland for use in the Scottish dioceses.”

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A hymnal out of print for fifty years has been scanned by Mr. Colin E. Jackson!

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Brébeuf Hymnal • “Behind the Scenes”
2018 July 22 by Jeff Ostrowski

Creating a metrical translation like that, so very literal, is stupefyingly difficult.

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Rorate Caeli • “Very Ancient Catholic Song”
2017 December 05 by Jeff Ostrowski

This Catholic hymnal was written by a priest named “Police.” (not kidding)

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The “Long & Short” of Latin Hymns
2016 August 03 by Jeff Ostrowski

Such underlay would be considered loathsome by composers like Guerrero. Indeed, it’s an impossibility!

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How Well Did Your Parents Know The Mass?
2014 December 17 by Jeff Ostrowski

PDF Download: Order of Mass (Latin & English) printed in THE CROWN HYMNAL of 1911.

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A 355-page collection of English hymns by musicians from Westminster and Solesmes.

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