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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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“The following few hints on the selection of voices may be useful: (1) Reject all boys who speak roughly, or sing coarsely; (2) Choose bright, intelligent-looking boys, provided they have a good ear; they will much more readily respond to the choirmaster’s efforts than boys who possess a voice and nothing more; therefore, (3) Reject dull, sulky, or scatter-brained boys, since it is hard to say which of the three has the most demoralizing effect on his more willing companions.”
— Sir Richard Runciman Terry (1912)

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Fr. George Rutler Speaks Candidly On Church Music
published 9 August 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

E ALMOST NEVER post videos, because we believe our people generally know where to go when they desire videos. The following is an exception. Many topics are broached: Pope Francis, contemporary church music, St. Philip Neri, “Martin” Haugen, whether Christ had perfect pitch, sentimental hymns before Vatican II, and so forth.

Fr. George William Rutler is famous for many things, including his devotion to boxing. He pulls no punches in this interview:


Anyone who loves church music will be captivated by this interview. Period.