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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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At the Council of Trent, the subject was raised whether it was correct to refer to the unconsecrated elements of bread and wine as “immaculata hostia” (spotless victim) and “calix salutaris” (chalice of salvation) in the offertory prayers. Likewise the legitimacy of the making the sign of the cross over the elements after the Eucharistic consecration was discussed.
— Fr. Uwe Michael Lang, Cong. Orat.

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Bauer Family Sings “O Magnum Mysterium”
published 12 December 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

RECEIVED A WONDERFUL email from the Bauer family, which uses the Watershed polyphonic rehearsal videos to memorize choral masterpieces. This video shows Victoria’s “O Magnum Mysterium,” an ancient 2-voice version of the “Veni Veni Emmanuel,” and a famous “Ave Maria” attributed to Victoria:


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