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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 English is not meant to be sung, but only to tell people who do not understand Latin what the text means, a simple paraphrase in prose is sufficient. The versions are not always very literal. Literal translations from Latin hymns would often look odd in English. I have tried to give in a readable, generally rhythmic form the real meaning of the text.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (1913)
The Most Astounding CD Ever Produced
published 17 June 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

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N.B. This entire CD (Soprano, Alto, Tenor, & Bass) was recorded by Matthew J. Curtis.

1. Lux Aurumque (Eric Whitacre)    •     2. Jubilate Deo (Giovanni Gabrieli)
3. Ye Shall have a Song (Randall Thompson)    •     4. Verily, verily I say unto you (Thomas Tallis)
5. Crucifixus (Antonio Lotti)    •     6. Beati quorum via (Charles Stanford)
7. Sing Joyfully (William Byrd)    •     8. O nata lux (Morten Lauridsen)
9. Tenebrae factae sunt (Marco Ingegneri)    •     10. A Hymn to the Virgin (Benjamin Britten)
11. Justorum animae (Charles Stanford)    •     12. Rorate caeli (Leo Nestor)
13. O Light of Light (David Ashley White)    •     14. Jesu, the very thought of Thee (Richard Proulx)
15. Ave Maria (Franz Biebl)

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MATTHEW CURTIS, tenor, is excited to be in his third year with Grammy award-winning Chanticleer. Matthew sings tenor and serves as the groups Assistant Music Director. He also sang with the internationally acclaimed Rose Ensemble in 2009 and the Santa Fe Desert Chorale for one summer in 2009. Matthew began singing choral music at age 7 with the La Crosse Boychoir and sang with the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman Gallery Singers for 9 years beginning in 1999.

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