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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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“Iconographic tradition has theologically interpreted the manger and the swaddling cloths in terms of the theology of the Fathers. The child stiffly wrapped in bandages is seen as prefiguring the hour of his death: from the outset, he is the sacrificial victim, as we shall see more closely when we examine the reference to the first-born. The manger, then, was seen as a kind of altar.”
— Pope Benedict XVI (2012)

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.