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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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“In spite of what it is currently called, the music of these songs is not modern: this musical style is not new, but has been played in the most profane places and surroundings (cabarets, music halls, often for more or less lascivious dances with foreign names). The people are led on to rock or swing. They all feel an urge to dance about. That sort of “body language” is certainly alien to our Western culture, unfavorable to contemplation and its origins are rather suspect. Most of the time our congregations, which already find it hard not to confuse the crochets and the quavers in a 6/8 bar, do not respect the rhythm; then one no longer feels like dancing, but with the rhythm gone to pieces, the habitual poorness of the melodic line becomes all the more noticeable.”
— Unnamed choirmaster (Northern France) circa 1986

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St. Thomas Aquinas College In California
published 10 November 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

687 TAC Chapel ESTERDAY, I had the pleasure of visiting St. Thomas Aquinas College in California. The people were very kind, and I was given a private tour of their lovely campus.

It looks like they’re accomplishing marvelous things! I especially enjoyed hearing the choir sing. Here’s a tiny excerpt:

      * *  “Live” Mp3 Recording • Gloria

Below are a few pictures I snapped during my visit. Notice the document signed by Roger Cardinal Mahony!

I especially liked the image they placed in the floor of their gorgeous Chapel.