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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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Many declare that Vatican Council II brought about a true springtime in the Church. Nevertheless, a growing number of Church leaders see this “springtime” as a rejection, a renunciation of her centuries-old heritage, or even as a radical questioning of her past and Tradition. Political Europe is rebuked for abandoning or denying its Christian roots; but the first to have abandoned her Christian roots and past is indisputably the post-conciliar Catholic Church.
— Pope Francis' Chief Liturgist (31 March 2017)

“Veni Creator Spiritus” • with Fortescue’s English Translation
published 31 December 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

FROM TODAY’S BULLETIN created by the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter in Los Angeles:

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Download this special musical score PDF, which includes an excellent (literal) English translation by Fr. Adrian Fortescue (d. 1923):


To accompany, feel free to use the organ accompaniment I composed in 2015. 1

I created this practice recording to help choirs learn:

You can download it as an Mp3 file or view it on YouTube.


1   Or you can use the NOH version, also available on one page.