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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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Giovanni Doni is known for having changed the name of note “Ut,” renaming it “Do.” He convinced his contemporaries to make the change by arguing that 1) “Do” is easier to pronounce than “Ut,” and 2) “Do” is an abbreviation for “Dominus,” the Latin word for the Lord, Who is the tonic and root of the world. There is much academic speculation that Giovanni Doni also wanted to imprint himself into musical canon in perpetuity because “Do” is also ulteriorly an abbreviation for his family name.
— Giovanni Battista Doni died in 1647AD

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Worst Typo Of All Time?
published 10 August 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE FOLLOWING comes from the 1939 Westminster Hymnal, which CCW scanned and made available for all to enjoy. Surely they don’t want that E-natural against an E-flat in the bass, right?

222 typo


Or perhaps Dom Gregory Murray has a little Scriabin in him…