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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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Using the shoddiest, sleaziest material we have for the purpose of glorifying God is not very sound theology or even very good common sense. […] (In general, when you see a diminished seventh chord in a hymn, run.) And these chords are usually used in bad hymns in precisely the same order in which they occur in “Sweet Adeline.”
— Paul Hume (1956)

On This Day . . . In 1944
published 6 June 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE NORMANDY LANDINGS (codenamed “Operation Neptune”) were the landing operations on 6 June 1944 (termed D-DAY) of the Allied invasion of Normandy during the Second World War. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history.

MASS ON D-DAY — Omaha Beach (6 June 1944):

664 Tridentine Mass World War II

Photograph courtesy NLM.