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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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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

Video • “Different Types Of Catholics”
published 9 March 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

This girl seems like a very joyful person; we’re taught that joy is a good thing. (Is she making fun of Catholics? I hope not… I don’t think she means to.) Can you see yourself?

I thought it was funny when she talks about the Traditional Latin Mass, saying the ceremonies are prepared by people who “take it real serious and want everything to be perfect; they got it down pat.”