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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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“Oh, the happy choir director who is hired to start work on a brand new choir, or who walks into his first rehearsal a total stranger to the existing group—what a fortunate man he is! The new choir director who is a former member of the choir, or a member of the congregation, or the nephew of the alto soloist, or a former altar boy, or otherwise well acquainted with the choir, is in for a few headaches.”
— Paul Hume (1956)

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PDF Download • Simple Pieces For Roman Catholic Church Choirs (345 Pages)
published 2 February 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

802 Dethier HE FOLLOWING BOOK was sent to me this afternoon. It’s by the same “Emile Dethier” who published a book we placed in the Lalande Library. Essentially, it consists of three sections: (1) Sacred motets in unison; (2) Sacred motets for two voices; (3) Sacred motets for three voices. Organ accompaniments are provided.

    * *  SIMPLE MOTETS for Catholic Choirs (345 pages)

It was originally published in 1901 by H. Dessain—which explains why we see the name “Aloys Desmet,” who helped publish the predecessor to the Nova Organi Harmonia.

Someone described the compositions as “in the Caecilian style” and it would be hard to argue with this characterization.


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