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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)
Cantiones Sacrae Simplices (Kevin Allen)
published 24 May 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

Cantiones Sacrae Simplices Booklets

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72 pages • Composer: Kevin Allen • SATB collection of 12 Motets with (optional) Psalm Verses in Latin and English • Texts appropriate throughout the entire Liturgical year

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1. Dóminus Dabit Benignitátem   2. Meditábor in Mandátis Tuis   3. Justítiae Dómini Rectae  4. Bonum Est Confitéri
Dómino   5. Dómine Convértere   6. Ego Clamávi  7. Illúmina Fáciem Tuam   8. Unam Pétii a Dómino   
9. Circuíbo et Immolábo   10. Panem de Caelo   11. Panis Quem Ego Dédero   12. Dómine Memorábor  

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