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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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“More and more as we grow older, we find that the people we see most of are recent acquaintances; not (perhaps) very congenial to us, but chance has thrown them in our way. Meanwhile, the people we used to know so well—for whom we once entertained such warm feelings—are now remembered by a card at Christmas (if we can succeed in finding the address). How good we are at making friends, when we are young; how bad at keeping them! How eagerly, as we grow older, do we treasure up the friendships that are left to us, like beasts that creep together for warmth!”
— Msgr. Ronald Knox (1888-1957)

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PDF Download: Mocquereau's 1903 "Liber Usualis"
published 25 July 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

224 Liber Usualis 1903 AY BACK in 2007, Watershed began uploading hundreds of liturgical books which were freely downloaded by Church musicians everywhere. Many of the books were (and remain) extremely rare. One of the most important books we uploaded in 2008 was a complete copy of Dom André Mocquereau’s 1903 Liber Usualis.

It seems that archive.org has followed our lead. More than half a decade later, they have scanned their own copy of Mocquereau’sbook, and made it available as a PDF file.

Surprisingly, their scan was poorly done—whereas archive.org usually does a fantastic job. In fact, the Watershed PDF is of a higher quality:

      * *  PDF Download: Solesmes Liber Usualis (1903) — «Paroissien Romain»

THIS BOOK WAS Mocquereau’s great masterpiece, and it still excellent for reference purposes. Many of his variants are more beautiful than those found in Pothier’s Editio Vaticana, such as the 1903 version of Ut Queant Laxis.