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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 following few hints on the selection of voices may be useful: (1) Reject all boys who speak roughly, or sing coarsely; (2) Choose bright, intelligent-looking boys, provided they have a good ear; they will much more readily respond to the choirmaster’s efforts than boys who possess a voice and nothing more; therefore, (3) Reject dull, sulky, or scatter-brained boys, since it is hard to say which of the three has the most demoralizing effect on his more willing companions.”
— Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1912)

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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?