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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 • 19 November 2014
published 19 November 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE FRATERNITY OF SAINT PETER in Los Angeles was poised to purchase a wonderful Church facility this week, but it fell through because at the last moment the owners didn’t want to sell. Don’t worry: the FSSP continues to search. As I’ve mentioned, some of my favorite choir members are the ones who attend Mass every single Sunday in the same Church. Growing up, my family went to Mass every single Sunday at the same TIME and same CHURCH for a whole decade.

However, because we don’t yet have our own Church, it may take time for our “weekly” people to assemble. That’s why you are so important: you’re helping to form the choir under difficult circumstances.

People will see how great you are, and they’ll want to join. You will be an inspiration, and you’ll be singing fantastic music! You are an inspiration to me!!!