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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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A lot of the favoured new settings are musically illiterate, almost is if they were written by semi-trained teenagers, getting to grips with musical rudiments. The style is stodgy and sentimental, tonally and rhythmically stilted, melodically inane and adored by Catholic clergy “of a certain age.” Some Catholic dioceses run courses for wannabe composers to perpetuate this style. It is a scandal. People with hardly any training and experience of even the basic building blocks of music have been convinced that there is a place for their puerile stumblings and fumblings in the modern Catholic Church because real musicians are elitist and off-putting.
— James MacMillan (20 November 2013)

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Fr. James Fryar, FSSP, on EWTN (16 November 2016)
published 19 November 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

THOUGHT I KNEW a lot about the Extraordinary Form—but just watch Fr. James Fryar, FSSP, explaining fantastic information I never realized:


Fr. Fryar is talking about the new FSSP Apostolate in Los Angeles.

I especially liked where he gives concrete examples of how the Extraordinary Form has influenced Ordinary Form parishes.