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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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“The Humanists abominated the rhythmical poetry of the Middle Ages from an exaggerated enthusiasm for ancient classical forms and meters. Hymnody then received its death blow as, on the revision of the Breviary under Pope Urban VIII, the medieval rhythmical hymns were forced into more classical forms by means of so-called corrections.”
— Father Clemens Blume, S.J.

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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.