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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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“I vividly remember going to church with him in Bournemouth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and it was soon after the Church had changed the liturgy (from Latin to English). My grandfather obviously didn't agree with this and made all the responses very loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation answered in English. I found the whole experience quite excruciating, but my grandfather was oblivious. He simply had to do what he believed to be right.”
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“Omnes Gentes Plaudite” • Sequence For Ascension
published 13 May 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS are full of the most gorgeous artwork imaginable. For instance, how can these examples be outdone?


Now, check out this picture from the SEQUENCE FOR THE ASCENSION (abolished by Trent):

778 DETAIL Ascension Sequence


When you read the translation, you’ll understand why they chose that exact spot:

772 Omnes Gentes Plaudite


Courtesy of the Musica Sacra Forum, Chris McAvoy has provided the chant notation (01 02).

By the way, you can download 7,055 pages of jaw-dropping liturgical manuscripts courtesy of the Heinrich Heine museum.