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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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“Indeed, we may not hope for real Latin poetry any more, because Latin is now a dead language to all of us. However well a man may read, write, or even speak Latin now, it is always a foreign language to him, acquired artificially. It is no one's mother tongue. Does a man ever write real poetry in an acquired language?”
— Rev’d Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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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