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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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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)

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?