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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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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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And The Answer Is … (?)
published 4 September 2013 by Jeff Ostrowski

430 memento F YOU WATCH THIS VIDEO, Fr. Gregory Pendergraft, FSSP, explains how to properly pray the Memento for the dead. One does not “fill in” the N. et N. until the end.

I’ve asked several priests, and all of them agree Fr. Pendergraft is correct. However, nobody seems to know why. If anyone cares to venture a guess, please use the combox.

If you click on the image (upper right), the 10th century manuscript contained therein seems to affirm our current practice.