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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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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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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