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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“In all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Do You Like This German Hymn Tune?
published 9 August 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

S PART OF the Brébeuf hymnal project, I’ve been looking at numerous melodies and texts. What do you think of this old German hymn tune? Hymns in 3/4 can present problems, but this hymn is not fully in 3/4. Do you agree this tune is pleasant?

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A discussion is here.