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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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“In the 17th century came the crushing blow which destroyed the beauty of all Breviary hymns. Pope Urban VIII (d. 1644) was a Humanist. In a fatal moment he saw that the hymns do not all conform to the rules of classical prosody.”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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Two Popes Singing “Our Father” in Latin
published 2 April 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

Pope St. John Paul II invites the congregation in Chicago to sing the Pater Noster (“Our Father”) in Latin:


Sung too slowly, but a very nice voice!

Pope St. John XXIII also does very well:


This post was inspired by Veronica Brandt.