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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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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Exclusive Interview With Dr. William Mahrt
published 4 February 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

361 Mahrt ODAY, I HAD the privilege of interviewing Dr. William Mahrt, President of the Church Music Association of America. Here’s a preview of our chat.

In general, we discussed the Sacred Music Journal, of which Dr. Mahrt is editor. Here’s the entire interview:

      * *  Mp3 Recording • Full Interview with Dr. William Mahrt (14 minutes)

Toward the end I ask him a loaded question … and he answers!