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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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“Oh, the happy choir director who is hired to start work on a brand new choir, or who walks into his first rehearsal a total stranger to the existing group—what a fortunate man he is! The new choir director who is a former member of the choir, or a member of the congregation, or the nephew of the alto soloist, or a former altar boy, or otherwise well acquainted with the choir, is in for a few headaches.”
— Paul Hume (1956)
A Chabanel Psalm sung A Cappella
published 14 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

A cappella means “in the style of the chapel.” Today, it has come to mean “without accompaniment.” It may not be the best term, however, because sometimes instruments were used in church right along with the voices (in certain countries in certain chapels during certain time periods).

In any event, here is what a Chabanel Psalm sounds like a cappella