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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. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and two children.
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"Although the Mass contains much instruction for the faithful, it has nevertheless not seemed expedient to the fathers that it be celebrated everywhere in the vernacular. The holy synod commands pastors and everyone who has the care of souls to explain frequently during the celebration of the Masses, either themselves or through others, some of the things that are read in the Mass, and among other things to expound some mystery of this most Holy Sacrifice, especially on Sundays and feastdays."
— Council of Trent, XII:8 (1562)
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.