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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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“…it would be a very praiseworthy thing and the correction would be so easy to make that one could accommodate the chant by gradual changes; and through this it would not lose its original form, since it is only through the binding together of many notes put under short syllables that they become long without any good purpose when it would be sufficient to give one note only.”
— Zarlino (1558) anticipating the Medicæa

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PDF Download: Dominican Breviary From 1967
published 18 December 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

548 Holy Mass Picture HOSE FOLLOWING THIS BLOG know that yesterday we released a 1943 Dominican Hymnal, and we explained our reasons for doing so. That book is often cited by another rare book which has been out of print for decades:

BREVIARY according to the rite of the ORDER of PREACHERS and published by order of the Most Reverend Father ANICETO FERNANDEZ

The book is so large, it must be downloaded in sections:

      * *  Part 1 of 4 • Beginning

      * *  Part 2 of 4 • Starting at Page 264

      * *  Part 3 of 4 • Starting at Page 654

      * *  Part 4 of 4 • Final Section