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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)

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“Veni Creator Spiritus” • With An English Translation By Fr. Adrian Fortescue
published 22 May 2015 by Jeff Ostrowski

OU CAN SEE in the FSSP Ordo that a plenary indulgence (under the usual conditions) can be gained by singing or reciting the “Veni Creator Spiritus” publicly on Pentecost Sunday. Here’s a special musical score PDF, which includes an English translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue:

    * *  PDF Download • VENI CREATOR SPIRITUS

If you accompany this piece, feel free to use the organ accompaniment I just wrote. 1

I created this practice recording to help choirs learn:


You can download it as an Mp3 file or view it on YouTube.



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   Or you can use the NOH version, also available on one page.