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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“I have, on the other hand, retained several more or less traditional tunes, absolutely valueless and without merit from a musical point of view, but which seem to have become a necessity if a book is to appeal—as I hope this one will—to the varied needs of various churches.”
— A. Edmonds Tozer (1905)
Bishop Gracida Prays The Rosary On CD
published 30 April 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

Most Reverend Bishop René H. Gracida Prays The Sorrowful Mysteries Of The Rosary (Accompanied By Sacred Music)
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This 60-minute compact disc contains a beautifully-produced recording of His Excellency, Bishop René H. Gracida, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Also included are reflections and meditations (two for each decade). In the background, sacred music is played. Also included are pieces in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary and St. Mary Magdalen, who stood at the foot of the Cross. Sacred music played on this CD comes from various sources, including Sacred Music Colloquium XIX .

1. Vexilla Regis (Lee Gwozdz) 1:34
2. Introduction (Bishop Gracida) 5:25
3. Creed 2:00
4. Meditation 1:05
5. 1st Sorrowful Mystery 3:35
6. 2nd Sorrowful Mystery 4:20
7. 3rd Sorrowful Mystery 4:28
8. 4th Sorrowful Mystery 5:36
9. 5th Sorrowful Mystery 5:05
10. Hail Holy Queen 2:50
11. Ave Maria (Bruckner) 3:30
12. Ave Maria (Ravanello) 1:30
13. Introit: Tibi dixit cor meum (Corpus Christi Schola Cantorum) 2:12
14. Polyphonic Verset: Kýrie Eléison (based on Victoria’s Ave Maris Stella) 0:42
15. Kýrie Eléison (soloist: Lina Franco) 2:48
16. Gospel Acclamation in honor of St. Charles Garnier (soloist: Ashley Gonzales) 2:48
17. 3-voice Sanctus based on Dufay 1:30
18. Communion for St. Mary Magdalen (Lalemant) 2:37
19. Adorámus Te, Christe (Dubois) 3:40
20. Pater Supérni Lúminis (based on Victoria) 4:40

CD Cover Art by James K. Ridley