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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“I should not like to be too harsh on this commission’s labors. It numbered a certain number of genuine scholars and more than one experienced and judicious pastor. Under different circumstances, they might have accomplished excellent work. Unfortunately, on the one hand, a deadly error in judgment placed the official leadership of this committee in the hands of a man who—though generous and brave—was not very knowledgeable: Cardinal Larcaro. He was utterly incapable of resisting the maneuvers of the mealy-mouthed scoundrel that the Neapolitan Vincentian, Annibale, a man as bereft of culture as he was of basic honesty, soon revealed himself to be.”
— Fr. Bouyer, a liturgical expert appointed by Pope Paul VI


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).