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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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“The Humanists abominated the rhythmical poetry of the Middle Ages from an exaggerated enthusiasm for ancient classical forms and meters. Hymnody then received its death blow as, on the revision of the Breviary under Pope Urban VIII, the medieval rhythmical hymns were forced into more classical forms by means of so-called corrections.”
— Father Clemens Blume, S.J.

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Why are the Psalms numbered differently?
published 9 July 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

AYBE IT’S JUST ME. Maybe I’m the only one who struggles with the different Psalm numbering systems (“Greek” vs. “Hebrew”). Well, from now on, I will simply use this handy, easy, printable, single-page PDF Psalter Numbering chart:

      * *  1-Page Printable Chart [pdf]

Believe it or not, I often feel like I suffer from dyslexia, because I simple cannot “convert” the different Psalm numbers in my head. This chart will help me out big time! Please let me know in the combox if you find it useful.