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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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“A penalty is decreed against clerics, who, being in sacred Orders, or holding benefices, do not wear a dress befitting their Order. […] In these days, the contempt of religion has grown to such a pitch that—making but little account of their own dignity, and of the clerical honor—some even wear in public the dress of laymen…”
— Council of Trent (Session 14, Chapter 6)

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PDF Download • “Cantus Varii” (469 Pages)
published 21 February 2017 by Jeff Ostrowski

348 Cantus Varii SOLESMES pdf HEN WE ANNOUNCED the upcoming Symposium, reference was made to a remarkable “revolution” that’s happened over 20+ years with regard to reclaiming authentic Roman Catholic liturgy. Another piece has been added—the Church Music Association of America has carefully scanned and posted this book:

    * *  PDF “Cantus Varii” (Solesmes, 1928)

Many rare chants in this book were omitted from “Cantus Selecti” (1957) and the “Liber Cantualis” (1995). The Sequence beginning on page 208 (“Sálve díes diérum glória”) is particularly charming. It would later be included—with a bunch of ictus added—in the Ordo Hebdomadae Sanctae printed in 1961 by Solesmes.

Whoever donated this book appears to have favored English for this chant:

347 Sperabo


What would the tune’s composer—Dom Pothier—have thought of that?

(If anyone owns this book, perhaps they could donate the pages which have been vandalized with English. I suspect the CMAA would replace those pages right readily.)