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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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“As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II

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Spectacular Video: Porfiri Conducts Requiem For Parents In China
published 16 September 2014 by Jeff Ostrowski

SENSATIONAL INTERVIEW IN ENGLISH & ITALIAN by Teledifusão de Macau on Aurelio Porfiri’s concert with Santa Rosa de Lima English Secondary Choir (21 February 2014) featuring Porfiri’s Missa Pro Defunctis in honor of his parents:


A small excerpt from the video (comments by Mæstro Porfiri):

“As you notice, they sing the whole concert, seventeen pieces, all by memory. And you can imagine … I mean, I know Latin but they don’t know it. So, for them to memorize all these pieces—and also the music in four & six parts—is quite difficult. They are really amazing.”

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many of Mæstro Porfiri’s compositions in PDF format.