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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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“I vividly remember going to church with him in Bournemouth. He was a devout Roman Catholic and it was soon after the Church had changed the liturgy (from Latin to English). My grandfather obviously didn't agree with this and made all the responses very loudly in Latin while the rest of the congregation answered in English. I found the whole experience quite excruciating, but my grandfather was oblivious. He simply had to do what he believed to be right.”
— Simon Tolkien (2003)

“Kyrie Eleison” (SATB) within the reach of any choir!
published 1 March 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

ORPUS CHRISTI WATERSHED has no paid employees and no endowment. We are all volunteers. One of my duties is asking for donations, and frankly I hate asking for money! But without our donors—who usually give $5.00 per month—we could not continue our work. 1

Today I will try a different fundraising approach. I will create five articles with examples of Watershed productions—and hopefully some readers will be inspired to give $5.00 per month. We need your help!

Here’s the first example, recorded by myself and a friend yesterday evening:

    * *  PDF KYRIE PART “A” Francisco Guerrero (d. 1599)


EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio

ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio

TENOR : YouTube   •   Audio

BASS : YouTube   •   Audio

HOW MANY DONATIONS will come in? Only our Lord knows, and we’re happy to leave this in His Hands. In the past, our work has seemed to please the Lord, Who has taken care of us in miraculous ways.


1   Even though we don’t have employees, we require funding for numerous things: backing up internet servers; purchasing old hymnals for scanning; various service fees such as MyEmma (for the CCW mailing list); and so forth. People would be amazed to learn how much work it is just to maintain what we have begun.

This article is part of a series:

PART 1 • Simple SATB Kyrie by Guerrero

PART 2 • 1913 Woodward Hymnal … Outrageously Rare!

PART 3 • Rehearsal videos for Lenten Hymn

PART 4 • New Westminster Hymnal … For the first time ever!

PART 5 • Rehearsal Videos for Forty-Three (43) Pieces