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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 People’s Hymnal suffers from a too literal and awkward translation. And even in the lovely Slovak “Memorare” in The Saint Gregory Hymnal we are still asked to sing “that anyone who sought thee, or made to thee his moan.” Why not “groan” or “bone” or even “phone?” The only thing necessary, it seems, is that it rhyme with “known.”
— Mons. Francis P. Schmitt (1958)

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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!