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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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On leaving the Vatican after his abdication: “I was deeply moved. The cordiality of the farewell, also the tears of my collaborators. [His voice breaks with emotion.] On the roof of the Casa Bonus Pastor there was written in huge letters «Dio gliene renda merito» [“May God reward you”]. (The Pope weeps) I was really deeply moved. In any case, while I hovered overhead and began to hear the bells of Rome tolling, I knew that I could be thankful and my state of mind on the most profound level was gratitude.”
— Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI (23 May 2016)
Easy SATB Choral Piece (Renaissance)
published 9 January 2012 by Jeff Ostrowski

I’m often asked, “What is a simple but beautiful Motet my small SATB choir can sing well?” I think a nice selection might be “O Bone Jesu” by Ingegneri (†1592):

What’s even more amazing is that you can hear practice videos for all the individual parts at ChoralTracks.com, recorded by Vocal Phenomenon Matthew J. Curtis.

This one is also very beautiful, but (perhaps) cannot be used as much throughout the year as the other Motet:

You need to visit: ChoralTracks.com.