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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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The “Nova Organi Harmonia” demanded from each of us an unusual commitment; we have dedicated to it the best of our energies. Would it be, therefore, presumptuous on our part to be satisfied with the result and to expect its welcome reception in the musical world?
— Msgr. Jules Van Nuffel (circa 1940)

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Proof Beyond A Shadow Of A Doubt
published 17 April 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

When I was little, my mother told me:

“Whenever you learn a new word, you will see it within twenty-four hours.”

My entire life, I have always found this to be the case. Whenever I discovered a new word, phrase, or name, I would instantly see it somewhere.

Let me give you just ONE EXAMPLE that proves this is true. The other day, I composed a Mass using the new ICEL translation of the Roman Missal. I wanted to name it honor of one of the Martyrs of England, so I researched and learned about an amazing English Martyr: Saint Edmund Arrowsmith (†1628). Here (URL link) is the Gloria from the Mass.

WITHIN 24 HOURS, as always, I was reading a book by Patrick J. Buchanan, and what do I find?