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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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We sternly urge adherence to the established norms by those who raise an uproar or a challenge in the name of a misunderstood creative freedom, and thus inflict so much harm on the Church with their rash innovations, so vulgar, so frivolous—and sometimes even lamentably profane. Otherwise the essence of dogma and obviously of ecclesiastical discipline will be weakened, in line with the famous axiom: "lex orandi, lex credendi." We therefore call for absolute loyalty so that the rule of faith may remain safe.
— Pope Paul VI (27 June 1977)
Exciting News About The Responsorial Psalm
published 27 October 2012 by Jeff Ostrowski

Dear Supporter of Catholic Sacred Music,

For the first time in history, Catholics can purchase a complete book of Responsorial Psalms with each Psalm verse carefully written out for organist and cantor, using the modality of Gregorian chant.

Back in 2007, I started composing chant versions that notated each verse. It took forever, but I felt that organists and cantors would appreciate the extra time and effort. As of 27 October 2012, I’m happy to say that the complete set is available for purchase and, as a matter of fact, has already begun shipping!

This handsome 387-page book contains all the Psalms for Years A, B, C, and ABC.

The website has more details: ccwatershed.org/psalms

If you order during October, using the code “OCTBOOKS12” will save you 20% off the total price. The website also contains a useful link to coupons you might need in the future (for instance, I believe the code “WELCOME” will save you 15%).

The edition has been dedicated to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, who is a true servant of Jesus Christ.

Sincerely yours, in Christ,

Jeffrey M. Ostrowski, President

Corpus Christi Watershed
http://www.ccwatershed.org/