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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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“Every experienced choirmaster’s work is founded on the following three axioms: (1) Few boys have a really good natural voice; (2) No boy is able to control his voice and produce good tone without training; (3) Most boys have a good ear, and considerable imitative capacity. It is on the last of these axioms that the choirmaster must begin his work.”
— Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1912)

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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.