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Translator: 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 >



Instances (1 - 19 of 19)Text InfoTune InfoTextScoreFlexScoreAudioPage Scan
Celebrating Grace Hymnal #264
Common Praise (1998) #487
Evangelical Lutheran Worship #359
Gather (3rd ed.) #706
Gather Comprehensive #625
Gather Comprehensive, Second Edition #610
Glory to God: the Presbyterian Hymnal #316Text InfoAudio
Hymnal 1982: according to the use of the Episcopal Church #581
Hymnal Supplement 98 #878
Hymnal Supplement II #51
Hymnal: A Worship Book #305
Lutheran Service Book #845
Moravian Book of Worship #785
Oramos Cantando = We Pray In Song #591
The New Century Hymnal #396
The United Methodist Hymnal #549Audio
The United Methodist Hymnal Music Supplement II #162
This Far By Faith: an African American resource for worship #84
Worship (4th ed.) #700
Include 10 pre-1979 instances
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