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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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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)
Dr. Peter Wagner & the Editio Vaticana
published 16 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

In my presentation on the Editio Vaticana (7 videos), given at the Sacred Music Colloquium (2010), I noted that Dom Pierre Comb only told the story from the point of view of Solesmes. I also said that, to obtain a clearer view, one cannot do better than to read Dr. Peter Wagner’s defense of the Editio Vaticana. Therefore, we have made this article available (see below).

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THE ATTACK ON THE VATICAN EDITION: A REJOINDER By Dr. Peter Wagner