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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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The Vatican Gradual cheered our hearts by restoring the authentic form of the hymns therein. But there are very few hymns in the Gradual. We looked forward to the continuation of the same work, where it was so much more needed, in the Vesperal, and then in the new Breviary. Alas, the movement, for the present, has stopped. The new Vesperal and then the Breviary contain Urban VIII’s versions. So at present we have the odd situation that in the Gradual the old form of the hymns is restored; but when the same hymn (for instance “Vexilia regis”) comes again in the Vesperal, we must sing the seventeenth-century mangling.
— Adrian Fortescue (25 March 1916)


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FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 18 November 2014
published 18 November 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

MUST APOLOGIZE that I’ve failed to keep in touch for the last week. I was transporting my wife and two children from Texas to California, and this endeavor was more strenuous than I had assumed. Moreover, I’ve been without internet access for more than a week. Please forgive me.

We will have choir practice 7:00PM Wednesday, 19 November 2014.

Once again, it will be held at San Felipe Chapel (738 N Geraghty Ave, Los Angeles 90063).

Once again, Fr. Fryar will provide food afterward.

RANDOM FACTS:

a) We will prepare for the FSSP Mass at St. Victor’s on the 1st Sunday of Advent (30 November 2014 at 7:00pm).

b) St. Victor’s will not be our final destination as a Parish. The FSSP is in the process of securing their own parish.

c) However, even though St. Victor’s is not our final destination, Fr. Fryar has made it clear it’s important we make the liturgical music as nice as we can.