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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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When you consider that the greatest hymns ever written—the plainchant hymns—are pushing the age of eight hundred and that the noble chorale hymn tunes of Bach date from the early eighteenth century, then what is the significance of the word “old” applied to “Mother at Thy Feet Is Kneeling”? Most of the old St. Basil hymns date from the Victorian era, particularly the 1870s and 1880s.
— Paul Hume (1956)

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Brief Recording • Newest Choir In Los Angeles
published 11 March 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

175 Traditional Latin Mass IMAGE UR LORD AND SAVIOR, Jesus Christ, has been good to us here in Los Angeles. We have been able to establish a choir, even though our FSSP parish is still in its infancy.

Would you like to hear a short audio exerpt? Please tell your ears to be “merciful” because a cappella singing is extremely difficult—although it sounds easy!

    * *  PALESTRINA “Kyrie” (Chant & Polyphony)

We’ve been singing that polyphonic Kyrie Eleison for a few weeks.

If you know anyone in the Los Angeles area desirous of learning Gregorian chant & Renaissance polyphony, please have them contact me.  Thanks so much!