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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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Yet, with all its advantages, the new Missal was published as if it were a work put together by professors, not a phase in a continual growth process. Such a thing never happened before. It is absolutely contrary to the laws of liturgical growth, and it has resulted in the nonsensical notion that Trent and Pius V had “produced” a Missal four hundred years ago.
— Josef Cardinal Ratzinger (1986)

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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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