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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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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.