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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 still haven’t made up my mind whether I shall publish it all. Some people are so humorless, so uncharitable, and so absurdly wrong-headed, that one would probably do far better to relax and enjoy life than worry oneself to death trying to instruct or entertain a public which will only despise one’s efforts, or at least feel no gratitude for them. Most readers know nothing about canon law. Many regard it with contempt and find everything heavy going that isn’t completely lowbrow. Some are so grimly serious that they disapprove of all humor. Others come to different conclusions every time they stand up or sit down. They seize upon your publications, as a wrestler seizes upon his opponent’s hair, and use them to drag you down, while they themselves remain quite invulnerable, because their barren pates are completely bald, so there’s nothing for you to get hold of.”
— St. Thomas More to Peter Gilles, 1516

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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.