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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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Beautiful Manuscript • Priest Offering Mass
published 28 August 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

HE AMOUNT OF GORGEOUS medieval manuscripts being released on the internet these days is staggering. Those looking for a “starting point” will probably want to download these 7,055 pages. The following illumination shows a priest offering Mass. Someone sent this via email, and it really caught my eye:

165 ad orientem manuscript


If anyone has access to a high resolution copy of this manuscript—or info regarding its provenance—please send an email using the “contact” button at the top of the page.

Thank you!