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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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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)
J. Robert Carroll Defense of Solesmes
published 23 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

Below is a famous article by J. Robert Carroll. Monsignor Francis P. Schmitt took issue (no pun intended) with Carroll’s work in several issues of Caecilia.

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J. Robert Carroll Solesmes