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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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Using the shoddiest, sleaziest material we have for the purpose of glorifying God is not very sound theology or even very good common sense. […] (In general, when you see a diminished seventh chord in a hymn, run.) And these chords are usually used in bad hymns in precisely the same order in which they occur in “Sweet Adeline.”
— Paul Hume (1956)
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