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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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“As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II

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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.