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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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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)
Kevin Allen • I Sing of a Maiden
published 18 May 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

DVD & CDI Sing of a Maiden

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1. Salve Regina (Gregorian) 2. Salve Regina 3. Regina Caeli 4. Pater de Caelis (Organ) 5. Sub Tuum Praesidium (Gregorian) 6. Sub Tuum Praesidium 7. Spiritus Sancte Deus (Organ) 8. Sancta Trinitas (Organ) 9. Ave Regina Caelorum 10. Recordare (Gregorian) 11. Recordare 12. Jesu Fili Dei vivi (Organ) 13. Alma Redemptoris Mater 14. Sancta et Immaculata 15. Jesu Splendor Patris (Organ) 16. Victimae Paschali Laudes (Organ) 17. Gaude Virgo 18. I Sing of a Maiden

KEVIN ALLEN: Composer/conductor of all music on the DVD/CD.

The DVD includes an exclusive 30-minute interview with Kevin Allen.

SCHOLA IMMACULATA: Cynthia Johnson, Samantha Swanson, Lauren Weber, Eric Dalbey, Thomas Dinan, Charlie Sega, Nicholas C. Urvan, Jeff Ballard, Kent MacPeek, Matt McEuen, Scott Niskanen.    ORGANIST: Andrzej Zahorski