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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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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)
Foreword by Dr. William Mahrt
published 25 January 2012 by Jeff Ostrowski

Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford has written a beautiful Foreword to Kevin Allen’s Cantiones Sacrae Simplices (twelve simple SATB Motets).

Dr. William Mahrt of Stanford Foreword Kevin Allen’s Cantiones Sacrae Simplices (twelve simple SATB Motets)