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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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“Sacred music, being a complementary part of the solemn liturgy, participates in the general scope of the liturgy, which is the glory of God and the sanctification and edification of the faithful. It contributes to the decorum and the splendor of the ecclesiastical ceremonies, and since its principal office is to clothe with suitable melody the liturgical text proposed for the understanding of the faithful, its proper aim is to add greater efficacy to the text, in order that through it the faithful may be the more easily moved to devotion and better disposed for the reception of the fruits of grace belonging to the celebration of the most holy mysteries.”
— Pope Saint Pius X

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PDF Download • Organ Accompaniment for “Vita Sanctorum”
published 19 April 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

902 Christ Easter EVERAL DAYS AGO, I posted a setting of the medieval Easter hymn Vita Sanctorum. I used a lovely hymn melody called “COELITES PLAUDANT.” Several readers wrote to me, requesting an organ harmonization. There are many available, but the following is my personal favorite:

    * *  COELITES PLAUDANT • (Organ Accompaniment)

Someday—if I can find the time—I’d like to produce my own version, setting all six verses to different harmonizations.