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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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“We wish therefore and prescribe, that all observe the law of the Church, and that at home or in the church they shall always wear the cassock, which is proper to the clergy. When they go out for duty or relaxation or on a journey, they may use a shorter [coat] which is to be black in color, and which reaches to the knees, so as to distinguish it from the dress of the laity. They should reject the more elegant and worldly styles of garments, which are found today. We enjoin upon our priests as a matter of strict precept that, both at home and abroad, and whether they are residing in their own diocese or outside of it, they shall wear the Roman collar.”
— Third Plenary Council of Baltimore (1884)

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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.