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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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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)
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.