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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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"Upon the road, René was always occupied with God. His words and the discourses he held were all expressive of submission to the commands of Divine Providence, and showed a willing acceptance of the death which God was sending him. He gave himself to God as a sacrifice, to be reduced to ashes by the fires of the Iroquois, which that good Father's hand would kindle. He sought the means to bless Him in all things and everywhere. Covered with wounds as he himself was, Goupil dressed the wounds of other persons, of the enemies who had received some blows in the fight as well as those of the prisoners. He opened the vein for a sick Iroquois. And he did it all with as much charity as if he had done it to persons who were his best friends."
— St. Isaac Jogues (writing in 1643)

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O Salutaris Hostia • Do You Like This Version?
published 24 May 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

Various composers have set the “O Salutaris” by St. Thomas Aquinas, and it’s hard to choose. Below is an SATB version. (And here’s the musical score.)

EQUAL VOICES : YouTube   •   Mp3 Audio

SOPRANO : YouTube   •   Audio

ALTO : YouTube   •   Audio

TENOR : YouTube   •   Audio

BASS : YouTube   •   Audio


That version will be sung NEXT TUESDAY for a solemn event involving our District Superior and Archbishop José H. Gomez. We prepared a special booklet—which you can download—but please pardon any typos:

    * *  PDF Download • BOOKLET for 31 May   (47 pages)


We hope to see you this coming Tuesday!

Feel free to invite your friends & family.