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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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“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)

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.