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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)


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 6 December 2014
published 6 December 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

Number 1

Just exactly as we discussed at practice, your musical lineup for Sunday (tomorrow) is here:

MUSICAL PROGRAM • for 2nd Sunday of Advent

Number 2

Tomorrow night, as we discussed, please arrive at 6:00pm.

Saint Victor Church
8634 Holloway Drive
West Hollywood, CA 90069
Those who arrive early can help me prepare the new CAMPION MISSAL which has been purchased for our FSSP congregation!

Number 3

Very soon, I will send you practice videos I created for our new Verdelot piece which we practiced on Wednesday.