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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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Far from dreading an encounter with the Iroquois, Fr. Garnier often told us he would be quite content to fall into the hands of the Iroquois and remain their prisoner if—while they were torturing him—he at least had a chance of instructing them as long as his torments lasted. If they allowed him to live, it would afford him a golden opportunity to work for their conversion, which was now impossible, since the gateway to their country was closed as long as they were our enemies.
— Father Ragueneau (Jesuit Relations)

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VIDEO • Watch Jeff Ostrowski Load Choir Binders
published 11 May 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

Over the years, I’ve become much faster at doing this:

COULD WE PURCHASE a copy of the Liber Usualis for each choir member? That’s out of the question for a variety of reasons. For example, we often mark our scores with a pencil or red pen. We would feel bad destroying a Liber in such a way. Moreover, we often do psalm tone versions. However, let me tell you the major reason.

Each week, scores like this are prepared:

    * *  PDF Download • Example Score for FSSP.la

Did you notice these special scores have a Latin/English word-by-word translation, no page turns, and a suggested starting pitch? Once all our scores are complete, we can purchase a book from Lulu for each member—no more loading binders! You can observe our progress by poking around GoupilChant.