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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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"I am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
— Pope Benedict XVI, writing in 1997
Rev. Bewerunge Attacks Pothier
published 23 November 2010 by Jeff Ostrowski

If you enjoyed reading Dr. Peter Wagner’s defense of the Vatican Edition, you need to read Bewerunge’s article (below). Rev. Henry Bewerunge was a choir director and organist (who, incidentally, loved to accompany Gregorian chant). Here is a sample:

The Sanctus of this Mass is not found anywhere. It seems to be Dom Pothier’s own composition. The same holds of the Sanctus No. III, and the Agnus No. II, of the Cantus ad libitum. Now there is not, of course, any objection to Dom Pothier or anybody else composing new pieces of Church music, and if they select to write in the style of the Gregorian music, they are at perfect liberty to do so. But I certainly think that such compositions ought to have no place in the Vatican edition, which purports to be a collection of medieval music.

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Rev. Henry Bewerunge Attacks Pothier