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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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Two pages of modal exercises reflect Liszt’s lively theoretical curiosity. On those pages he analysed the construction, transpositions, and “points of repose” of several modes, copied out several types of tetrachords, and jotted down several definitions of the effects and characters of certain modes. {…} Modality was not the only element of Gregorian chant that intrigued Liszt. Rhythm too was the object of his “studies.” He also copied out plainchant melodies using modern instead of square notation. In his letter from July 24, 1860, to Carolyne, Liszt refers to the necessity of this “modern” practice.
— Nicolas Dufetel on Franz Liszt's interest in plainsong
Cantiones Sacrae Simplices (Kevin Allen)
published 24 May 2011 by Jeff Ostrowski

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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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