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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 lives with his wife and two children.
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“As the subject of the language of worship was discussed in the Council hall over the course of several days, I followed the process with great attention, as well as later the various wordings of the Liturgy Constitution until the final vote. I still remember very well how after several radical proposals a Sicilian bishop rose and implored the fathers to allow caution and reason to reign on this point, because otherwise there would be the danger that the entire Mass might be held in the language of the people-whereupon the entire hall burst into uproarious laughter.”
— Alfons Cardinal Stickler, peritus of Vatican II

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“Audi Benigne Conditor” • Gregorian Hymn For Lent
published 11 February 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

Here is a Gregorian hymn we like to sing during Lent:

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775 AUDI BENIGNE CONDITOR


The text is by St. Gregory the Great, who was Pope from 590-604.

And Peter Proctor has sent us this beautiful version by Guillaume Du Fay (1474AD):

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