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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 sun’s disc did not remain immobile. This was not the sparkling of a heavenly body, for it spun round on itself in a mad whirl, when suddenly a clamor was heard from all the people. The sun, whirling, seemed to loosen itself from the firmament and advance threateningly upon the earth as if to crush us with its huge fiery weight. The sensation during those moments was terrible.”
— Dr. Almeida Garrett, professor of natural sciences at the University of Coimbra (1917)

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Quickest Psalm Tone Ever Created
published 6 December 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

Sometimes you need something quickly…

Here’s the INTROIT for the 2nd Sunday of Advent: 1

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A nicely done Psalm Tone is preferred to a poorly sung authentic version.

(We talk about this concept a whole lot at the Sacred Music Symposium.)



NOTES FROM THIS ARTICLE:

1   I mix the solemn and simple tones—which is not fantastic—but if you can do better, please email your version to me!