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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


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
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.