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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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“If I could only make the faithful sing the Kyrie, the Gloria, the Credo, the Sanctus, and the Agnus Dei…that would be to me the finest triumph sacred music could have, for it is in really taking part in the liturgy that the faithful will preserve their devotion. I would take the Tantum Ergo, the Te Deum, and the Litanies sung by the people over any piece of polyphony.”
— Giuseppe Cardinal Sarto, Letter to Msgr. Callegari (1897)

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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.