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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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The soul is distracted from that which is sung by a chant that is employed for the purpose of giving pleasure. But if the singer chant for the sake of devotion, he pays more attention to what he says, both because he lingers more thereon, and because, as Augustine remarks (Confess. x, 33), “each affection of our spirit, according to its variety, has its own appropriate measure in the voice, and singing, by some hidden correspondence wherewith it is stirred.” The same applies to the hearers, for even if some of them understand not what is sung, yet they understand why it is sung, namely, for God's glory: and this is enough to arouse their devotion.
— St. Thomas Aquinas

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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.