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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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“Since the ability of Francisco Guerrero is now abundantly known to all […] he shall henceforth act as master of the boys so long as: ( 1) he must teach them to read, write, and to sing the responsories, versicles, antiphons, lessons, and kalends, and other parts of divine service; (2) he shall teach them plainchant, harmony, and counterpoint, his instruction in counterpoint to include both the art of adding a melody to a plainsong and to an already existing piece of polyphonic music; (3) he shall always clothe them decently and properly, see that they wear good shoes, and ensure that their beds are kept perfectly clean; (4) he shall feed them the same food that he himself eats and never take money from them for anything having to do with their services in church or their musical instruction…” [cont’d]
— Málaga Cathedral Document (11 September 1551)

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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.