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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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The representative Protestant collection, entitled “Hymns, Ancient and Modern”—in substance a compromise between the various sections of conflicting religious thought in the Establishment—is a typical instance. That collection is indebted to Catholic writers for a large fractional part of its contents. If the hymns be estimated which are taken from Catholic sources, directly or imitatively, the greater and more valuable part of its contents owes its origin to the Church.
— Orby Shipley (1884)

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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