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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

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.