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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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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modem: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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Watershed Customer Service
published 10 June 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

ATERSHED strives to give the best customer service possible. We believe that we do a fairly good job, considering the current state of events. Here are some items to consider:

NUMBER 1   •   Many companies rake in large profits from “shipping and handling” charges. This is legal, because they file the profits under the heading of “handling” costs. We don’t do this — you pay only the cost of shipping. In January of 2013, international shipping rates went up by 35%.


NUMBER 2   •   Today’s companies (phone companies, airlines, electric companies, etc.) make their customers stay “on hold” for hours at a time. I once had an airline keep me “on hold” for seventeen (17) hours. There was no alternative to correct the mistake made by American Airlines. It was the worst experience of my life … but companies do this all the time. More and more companies have begun to treat their customers like animals, simply because they can get away with it. (AT&T is one of the worst, by the way.) Although we at Watershed are not perfect, we have tried to make sure our customers have good options for assistance.


NUMBER 3   •   Both Lulu and CreateSpace have people available around the clock to help you. For instance, with Lulu, all you have to do is click HERE and there are many options to obtain assistance. The contractual agreement we signed with Lulu and CreateSpace does not allow us to directly answer questions from customers about their accounts. This is due to reasons of security.

Please note:   It is the responsibility of customers to remember their username and password.

We try to provide as many videos as possible explaining how to purchase Lulu items. Click here to watch a video explaining how to order more than one book from Lulu and take advantage of coupons.


NUMBER 4   •   I think you’ll agree that our books have extremely low prices. We are trying to serve the Church. When I was visiting my family for my brother’s ordination, I filled up our mini-van. Look in the upper right corner and see how expensive it was — $70.00!  In light of this, I think you’ll agree our prices are extremely low. If you still don’t believe me, look at this book I recently ordered from Paraclete Press and look at the cost of shipping (in the United States!!!):