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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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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt Reviews the NOH (1958)
published 14 January 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

ONSIGNOR SCHMITT was a great writer. On the other hand, he made plenty of errors as an editor (and admitted this in his autobiography). For example, he often spells Disciplina as “Discplinia,” and Joseph Gogniat as “Joseph Cogniat.” In the index, the below is referenced as “Nova Organdi,” instead of Nova Organi. Watershed first placed the Nova Organi Harmonia (NOH) online in 2008.

      * *  1958 Review of the Nova Organi Harmonia — by Msgr. Francis P. Schmitt

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