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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 all this mediaeval religious poetry there is much that we could not use now. Many of the hymns are quite bad, many are frigid compositions containing futile tricks, puns, misinterpreted quotations of Scripture, and twisted concepts, whose only point is their twist. But there is an amazing amount of beautiful poetry that we could still use. If we are to have vernacular hymns at all, why do we not have translations of the old ones?”
— Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923)

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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.