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Author: Omer Westendorf

Omer Westendorf, one of the earliest lyricists for Roman Catholic liturgical music in English, died on October 22, 1997, at the age of eighty-one. Born on February 24, 1916, Omer got his start in music publishing after World War II, when he brought home for his parish choir in Cincinnati some of the Mass settings he had discovered in Holland. Interest in the new music being published in Europe led to his creation of the World Library of Sacred Music, initially a music-importing firm that brought much of this new European repertoire to U.S. parishes. Operating out of a garage in those early years, Omer often joked about the surprised expressions of visitors who stopped by and found a wide range of sheet music in various states of “stora… Go to person page >



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Ambassador Hymnal: for Lutheran worship #284
Catholic Book of Worship III #533
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #519
Christian Worship: a Lutheran hymnal #318
Church Hymnal, Fifth Edition #443
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #547
Hymnal Supplement II #79
Hymnal: A Worship Book #478
Hymns Ancient & Modern, New Standard Edition #510
Hymns for a Pilgrim People: a congregational hymnal #578
Hymns of the Saints: Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints #493
Lift Up Your Hearts: psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs #936Audio
Lutheran Service Book #643
Lutheran Worship #247
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #647
Renew! #307
Seventh-day Adventist Hymnal #407
Small Church Music #1193Audio
The Covenant Hymnal: a worshipbook #664
The New Century Hymnal #76
The United Methodist Hymnal #664
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement #327
Together in Song: Australian hymn book II #531
Voices United: The Hymn and Worship Book of The United Church of Canada #481
Worship and Rejoice #712
찬송과 예배 = Chansong gwa yebae = Come, Let Us Worship: the Korean-English Presbyterian hymnal and service book #366
Include 4 pre-1979 instances