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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 am of the opinion, to be sure, that the old rite should be granted much more generously to all those who desire it. It’s impossible to see what could be dangerous or unacceptable about that. A community is calling its very being into question when it suddenly declares that what until now was its holiest and highest possession is strictly forbidden, and when it makes the longing for it seem downright indecent. Can it be trusted any more about anything else? Won’t it proscribe tomorrow what it prescribes today?"
— Pope Benedict XVI, writing in 1997


COMMUNIQUÉ / POLYPHONY / BULLETIN / UPDATE
FSSP.la Choir Communiqué • 13 May 2016
published 13 May 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

(1)

Here’s the program for this coming Sunday:

    * *  Program for Pentecost Sunday


(2)

Thank you to all the women who attended the rehearsal last Thursday night. We had an excellent rehearsal.


(3)

Remember, the choir does not sing on Sunday (29 May). You get a break! However, those who have been accepted to participate in the Symposium will sing that night.


(4)

Here are the pieces that need your attention:

(a) 3347 • KYRIE Part “A” (Francisco Guerrero) — please make sure you know it

(b) Pentecost Sequence — this is sung each year, so please make sure you know it

(c) The new Agnus Dei — The procedure to rehearse is described on that link (see above).

Notice the words to the AGNUS DEI are different, but the music is identical.
(d) The Recessional Hymn — We will sing this SATB, so please make sure you know your part.


(5)

Good news—the new Agnus Dei we’re doing this Sunday might be the greatest piece ever written!


(6)

Thank you for all the hard work you do!


(7)

See you at 5:30pm underneath the church!


(8)

As always, the Propers for each Sunday can be found on the St. René Goupil Website.