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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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Dale uses an Italian name on every possible occasion… […] In Dale, you do not bow to the celebrant, you “proceed to make the customary salutation”; you do not stand, you “retain a standing posture.” Everyone “observes” to do everything: you observe not to kneel, you observe to retain a kneeling posture. The MC does not tell a man to do a thing, he apprizes him that it should he performed. The celebrant “terminates” the creed; he genuflects in conjunction with the sacred ministers—then he observes to assume a standing posture in conjunction with them. The MC goes about apprizing and comporting himself till he observes to perform the customary salutation. The subdeacon imparts the Pax in the same manner as it was communicated to him. Everyone exhibits a grave deportment; Imagine anyone talking like this. Imagine anyone saying that you ought to exhibit a deportment.
— Fr Adrian Fortescue

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Propers for the Assumption (15 August)
published 7 August 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

Here they are!

Introit • Signum magnum appáruit in cælo

Score  Mp3  Video


Gradual & Alleluia • Audi Fília & Assúmpta est

Score  Mp3  Video


Offertory • Inimicítias ponam

Score  Mp3  Video


Communion • Beátam me dicent

Score  Mp3  Video

Some say Gregorian chant is too difficult to sing. But how can this view be defended when we see a 10-year-old girl play like this?


Could it be that we are simply unwilling to put forth the effort to learn Gregorian chant?