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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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On 12 March 1908, Feast of St. Gregory the Great, the complete publication of the “Graduale” was issued by the Vatican Press. That very day, Dom Pothier solemnly presented the first copy to the Holy Father. Pius X wished to be the first to see the new book; he opened it at random, at page 128 of the supplement “pro aliquibus locis”—the Introit of the new Feast of Our lady of Lourdes. The Pope sang it with perfect taste to the last note.
— A witness of the papal audience writing circa 1915


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 12 August 2016
published 12 August 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

(1) This coming Sunday (14 August), we will have Rehearsal (5:30pm-6:45pm) but the choir will not sing at Mass.

(2) The next time we sing at Mass will be Sunday, 21 August 2106, and you can review the scheduled pieces.

(3) One reason we will not sing at Mass this coming Sunday is we have a new “season” coming and it’s important that you be rested.

(4) I really want our members to take seriously 21 August, and come prepared to sing at 5:30pm.

(5) I want our new members to attend the 14 August Rehearsal without fail.

(6) If you feel that skipping the Rehearsal on 14 August will help you be rested for 21 August, then feel free to skip.

(7) Here are some pieces you should be working on, in addition to all those listed for 21 August (SEE ABOVE):   Pieces 2 B Working On

(8) Please email me, making it clear you read this Communiqué with understanding—and also letting me know whether you’ll be attending 21 August.

(9) Thank you for all the wonderful work you do!