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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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“I still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law. Many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of.”
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 29 July 2015
published 29 July 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski


1. The music for this Sunday, 2 August 2015, is posted HERE.


2. Thank you for the wonderful job you did last Sunday. And thank you for supporting me after Mass when it came time to search for new members.


3. Please work very hard on the Richard Rice KYRIE, which is #4781. We’ll be working on that piece during our Saturday rehearsal, which starts immediately after Fr. Fryar’s Saturday Mass (Saint Victor) at 9:00am in the RECTORY of Saint Victor. Maybe I will see you there!


4. If you grow tired of practicing the Richard Rice KYRIE, please begin learning this one:

4594 • “PER LIGNUM” By Philippe Verdelot (d. 1532)

When you listen to the equal voices, see if you can hear the imitation on the words “et per sanctam.”   Did you hear it? We will not sing the verses in English—only the Latin.


5. Both can be found by clicking on “POLYPHONY PRACTICE” (see above).