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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 accord with no. 55 of the instruction of the Congregation of Rites on music in the liturgy (March 5, 1967), the Conference of Bishops has determined that vernacular texts set to music composed in earlier periods may be used in liturgical services even though they may not conform in all details with the legitimately approved versions of liturgical texts (November, 1967). This decision authorizes the use of choral and other music in English when the older text is not precisely the same as the official version."
— Catholic Bishops for the dioceses of the United States (November, 1969)

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The Secret "Mora Vocis" of the Vatican Edition
published 23 October 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

ELOW YOU WILL FIND seven (7) videos explaining the rhythm of the Editio Vaticana (Vatican Edition) created by Abbot Pothier at the request of Pope Pius X. Many people are confused about certain topics regarding Gregorian chant. Who was Dom André Mocquereau? Was he involved in editing the Vatican Edition? Are the Solesmes rhythmic signs official? Has the Editio Vaticana changed since 1908? These are but a few of the questions dealt with in these videos.


GLORIA TV:     01   •   02   •   03   •   04   •   05   •   06   •   07