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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), where he also did graduate work in Musicology. On 22 January 2011, the board of directors elected Mr. Ostrowski President of Corpus Christi Watershed. He lives with his wife and two children in Corpus Christi, TX.
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"Goupil deserves the name of martyr not only because he has been murdered by the enemies of God and His Church while laboring in ardent charity for his neighbor, but most of all because he was killed for being at prayer and notably for making the Sign of the Cross."
— St. Isaac Jogues (after the martyrdom of Saint René Goupil)
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.

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