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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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“Indeed, we may not hope for real Latin poetry any more, because Latin is now a dead language to all of us. However well a man may read, write, or even speak Latin now, it is always a foreign language to him, acquired artificially. It is no one's mother tongue. Does a man ever write real poetry in an acquired language?”
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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“O Sacred Head Surrounded”
published 26 March 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

ORGANISTS WILL APPRECIATE this easier harmonization for “O Sacred Head Surrounded” by Hassler, courtesy of Roger Wagner’s teacher, Dr. Eugène Lapierre:

    * *  PDF Download • O Sacred Head — Simpler Organ Accompaniment

I guess this is a pretty short blog entry, so here’s a stunning image from a 10th century Missal to make it longer:

109 Canon Missae