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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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Rehearsal Videos • My Favorite Lenten Hymn
published 3 March 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

ERE IS PART 3 of a series hoping to “entice” our readers to consider donating $5.00 each month. (To access the first two, scroll to the bottom.) PART 1 gave rehearsal videos for a polyphonic piece. PART 2 gave a rare hymnal. Today, I combine both, with rehearsal videos for my favorite Lenten hymn!

Our work cannot continue without donors who give $5.00 per month. If God continues to bless us, we hope to produce hundreds more rehearsal videos for simple SATB pieces like this one:

    * *  PDF Download • Easy Hymn (SATB) for Lent

REHEARSAL VIDEOS :

EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio

ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio

TENOR : YouTube   •   Audio

BASS : YouTube   •   Audio

For years I tried to convince my choirs to accept MIDI recordings—but they prefer hearing a “real voice.” I finally stopped fighting them, but the result forces me to record all the parts myself. If God sends us enough donations, perhaps someday we can afford to hire a paid staff: Bass, Tenor, Alto, and Soprano. Since 2013, however, Watershed has no paid staff—we’re all volunteers.

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