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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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One may not condemn the congregation to worthless music or songs of the cheapest type under the pretext of “pastoral need.” Only a music which attracts the congregation through the power of its beauty, sanctity and general appeal will be pastorally effective. Otherwise the people will turn away in disgust (“a liturgia abhorrebit”) because the music used in the liturgy is inappropriate and banal (“ratione deformitatis seu inanitatis”). Unfortunately, he concluded, this is often enough the case at present.
— Archbishop Nicodemo, speaking during Vatican II (Translation by Dr. Robert Skeris)

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The Organ Book of Adrian Fortescue
published 17 July 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

649 Fortescue Organ Book HARLES COLE, writing for NLM, has posted pictures of Fr. Fortescue’s special organ book. This book is now in the Westminster Archdiocesan Archives (but it would still be perfectly serviceable at Letchworth for the Extraordinary Form). It contains Fortescue’s instructions for the organist at Sung Mass, for the organ at Vespers and Compline, and for the celebration of Sunday and weekday Benediction.

I always wanted to see it, although the organ accompaniments are nothing special, on account of its historical value. Thank you, Maestro Cole, for saving me the trouble of traveling to England!

Click here to read what Fr. Aidan Nichols had to say about this book.