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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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Two pages of modal exercises reflect Liszt’s lively theoretical curiosity. On those pages he analysed the construction, transpositions, and “points of repose” of several modes, copied out several types of tetrachords, and jotted down several definitions of the effects and characters of certain modes. {…} Modality was not the only element of Gregorian chant that intrigued Liszt. Rhythm too was the object of his “studies.” He also copied out plainchant melodies using modern instead of square notation. In his letter from July 24, 1860, to Carolyne, Liszt refers to the necessity of this “modern” practice.
— Nicolas Dufetel on Franz Liszt's interest in plainsong

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Telephone Conversation w/ Faculty
published 3 August 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

I WAS DELIGHTED to speak with two faculty members from the 2017 Sacred Music Symposium: Dr. Lucas Tappan and Fr. Dominic Popplewell, FSSP. You’re allowed to “listen in” during our conversation, if you so choose.

The phone signal from Australia was fairly strong!


We were all deeply moved, and wanted to take just a few minutes and call to mind some aspects we enjoyed during an unforgettable week.