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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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“We must say it plainly: the Roman rite as we knew it exists no more. It has gone. Some walls of the structure have fallen, others have been altered—we can look at it as a ruin or as the partial foundation of a new building. Think back, if you remember it, to the Latin sung High Mass with Gregorian chant. Compare it with the modern post-Vatican II Mass. It is not only the words, but also the tunes and even certain actions that are different. In fact it is a different liturgy of the Mass.”
— Fr. Joseph Gelineau (1978)

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Rev. Fr. Christopher Smith on the Campion Missal
published 24 April 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

VER AT CHANT CAFE, Fr. Christopher Smith has posted a wonderful article about the Campion Missal & Hymnal. Here’s a small sample:

One Sunday, I put a sample copy of the Missal in the narthex for the people to view, and kept it out there for a couple of Sundays. I was amazed at the response. “It’s beautiful!” “It’s just what we need in the pews!” “Can I contribute towards the cost?” And so, I launched out into the deep and asked for donations. Within 72 hours we had not only covered the cost, but also had more donations than we could possibly use for that project.

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In short, the adoption of this Missal in my pews, one book per rack, has been incredibly popular. The people use them, and like them, and it has also brought the community together. It has also had the added benefit of introducing people to the EF who might have never known anything about the Mass at all if it weren’t for a book that was attractive they couldn’t help but obey that tiny voice saying, “Tolle, lege!”


I am pretty sure Fr. Smith is the priest who leads the chant in the following video. If I am wrong about this, I hope someone will Email me and let me know. As you can tell just by listening, Fr. Smith has an AMAZING voice: