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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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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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1945 Vernacular Mass Card (German)
published 11 October 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

ALWAYS ENJOY seeing “participation aids” from days of old. Catholics often went to a tremendous amount of trouble in the days before xerox machines. I own several “pocket missals” from the middle of the 19th century. They have the Mass in French and Latin, and are small enough to fit in one’s pocket. Here’s a German Mass card from 1945:

      * *  Vernacular Mass Card • 1945 (German)