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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, twisted concepts, whose only point is there twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use.”
— Rev. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)
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