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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)
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