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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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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

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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.