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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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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Don't You Hate It?
published 23 September 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

388 Hofmann ERE AT WATERSHED, we strive to create beautiful, meaningful posts on our blog. We eschew “cheap” gossip and/or uninformed bloviation. We have important reasons for doing this, and perhaps someday we can explain further. There are so many subjects we would like to comment on. We believe our blog will have quality offerings for years to come.

On the other hand, sometimes I’m tempted to share a short news item or particularly good quote. Here’s one I cannot resist sharing:

Many in the audience have to wait until the following morning, so they can read the reviews and find out whether they enjoyed the concert.

How true this is! And this doesn’t just apply to music, either. So many folks need to be “told” what they think and how they feel. Here is where the media plays such an ingenious (yet diabolical) role. Perhaps we can talk more about this at a later time.

Anyway, enjoy that quote! I can’t remember where I first heard it or who said it.