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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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These prayers were not peculiar to Good Friday in the early ages (they were said on Spy Wednesday as late as the eighth century); their retention here, it is thought, was inspired by the idea that the Church should pray for all classes of men on the day that Christ died for all. Duchesne is of opinion that the “Oremus” now said in every Mass before the Offertory—which is not a prayer—remains to show where this old series of prayers was once said in all Masses.
— Catholic Encyclopedia (1909)

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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!